The Latest: Mom of teen shot by officer: Son was kind, funny

Michelle Kenney, right, mother of Antwon Rose II, and family attorney, S. Lee Merritt, left, walk toward the courtroom prior to the start of the secon...
A woman who did not want to be identified holds a memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II in front of the court house on the first day of th...
Michelle Kenney, left, mother of Antwon Rose II, and family attorney, S. Lee Merritt, left, walk towards the courtroom prior to the start of the secon...
Farooq Al-Said, left, Jasiri X, center, and Jarrion Manning, right, hold a memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II in front of the court hou...
Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Cour...

Michelle Kenney, right, mother of Antwon Rose II, and family attorney, S. Lee Merritt, left, walk toward the courtroom prior to the start of the secon...

A woman who did not want to be identified holds a memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II in front of the court house on the first day of th...

Michelle Kenney, left, mother of Antwon Rose II, and family attorney, S. Lee Merritt, left, walk towards the courtroom prior to the start of the secon...

Farooq Al-Said, left, Jasiri X, center, and Jarrion Manning, right, hold a memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II in front of the court hou...

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Cour...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

The mother of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a white former police officer is urging prosecutors to show what a "kind, loving and funny" person her son was.

Michelle Kenney's letter to prosecutors was released Wednesday, as the second day of the trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld resumes in a Pittsburgh courtroom.

In the letter, Kenney asks prosecutors to paint a picture of her son Antwon Rose II as the loving, exceptional person that he was. She says they must counter the defense's portrayal of the 17-year-old high school student as "just another thug."

She says he taught children in the neighborhood how to roller blade and skateboard and would give away his skates to kids in need. She calls him a "rose that grew from concrete."

In June, Rosfeld fired three bullets into Rose after pulling over an unlicensed taxicab suspected to have been used in a drive-by shooting minutes earlier.

Rose was shot as he fled the car.

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3 a.m.

Video that showed a white police officer shooting to death an unarmed black teenager is among the evidence presented during the first day of the former cop's criminal homicide trial.

More testimony is expected Wednesday when the trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld resumes in a Pittsburgh courtroom.

The 30-year-old Rosfeld is accused in the June death of 17-year-old high school student Antwon Rose II.

Rosfeld fired three bullets into Rose after pulling over an unlicensed taxicab suspected to have been used in a drive-by shooting minutes earlier.

Rose was a front-seat passenger in the cab and was shot as he fled.

A neighbor who recorded the confrontation said the tone of Rosfeld's voice is what got her attention.