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Jury is urged to convict doctor

October 30, 2009|Jack Leonard

A prosecutor urged jurors Thursday to convict a doctor of assault and other charges for allegedly slamming on his car brakes in front of two cyclists on a Brentwood road last year, injuring both riders.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary Stone accused Christopher Thomas Thompson, 60, of acting deliberately after he had shouted at the cyclists to ride single file along Mandeville Canyon Road. Thompson allegedly told a police officer after the accident that he braked "to teach them a lesson."

But defense attorney Peter Swarth argued that his client never intended to hurt anyone. -- Jack Leonard

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