Bm weiss update-toss-1 we're on day 6 of the alexander weiss retrial.
The rochester man is charged with second degree murder for shooting and killing 17- year-old muhammed rahim.
The first trial ended with a hung jury, now- deliberations are expected to begin tomorrow morning.
Kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan has been following this retrial and joins us now, brooke?
Bm weiss update-bigmo-1 bm weiss update-bm intro-2 george, today the final few witnesses took the stand, and the judge, along with the defense attorney and prosecutor made changes to the jury instructions which will be given tomorrow morning.
Today i'm talking with rochester for justice, a group who aims to bring racial awareness through education advocacy, and community organizing.
Bm weiss update-vo-1 bm weiss update-pkg-2 "since gun violence is kind of at the forefront, is a top killer in the united states, it's something that i think rochester for justice wants to make sure that the community feels like theres a voice out there that is paying attention."
Kamau wilkins is the president of rochester for justice, he says while the incident that took place between mohammed rahim and alexander weiss could've been driven by a variety of things, the main issue is gun violence.
He tells me ultimately, there are two families grieving right now-and the way to stop this sort of incident is to change the way young people are raised in our society.
Bm weiss update-pkg-3 "the lessons that we should be giving our young men are not this tough guy shoot first mentality.
I believe that we should be teaching our young men to deal with conflict and stressful situations in other ways other than hypermasculine violence."
Bm weiss update-bm tag-3 bm weiss update-ltag-2 wilkins says if weiss is found not guilty, he does see rochester for justice planning some sort of march as a cry for change within the community.
Thank you brooke.
The jury will begin deliberations tomorrow at 9 a-m, and brooke will be in the court room.
Stay with kimt news 3 for all of the details on this retrial.