News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

February 14, 2013

State rests in Buza trial; defense to begin this afternoon

ROCKVILLE — The prosecution has rested its case in the attempted murder trial of Zachary Buza of Terre Haute.

The jury in Parke Circuit Court heard Buza in a videotaped interview tell Indiana State Police detectives that he knew there was a likelihood that shooting at police on July 22, 2012, could injure or kill an officer.

That is the day that police responded to a domestic dispute on Main Street in Rosedale, and the day Buza was arrested after a three-hour standoff with police. Buza has been accused of trying to kill ISP Trooper Michael Organ by shooting in the direction of his patrol car, behind which the officer had sought cover, three times during the incident.

Buza has been charged with seven felony counts, including attempted murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, criminal recklessness and strangulation.

The defense team is expected to begin calling witnesses this afternoon when the trial resumes after a lunch break. Attorney Jim Bruner told Judge Sam Swaim that he will also have an expert witness testify Friday morning.

Closing arguments are expected Friday afternoon, to be followed by jury deliberations.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo
NDN Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010