SANTA ANA (AP) — Several people have testified at a trial of two former Fullerton police officers about their violent encounters with a homeless man who died after a bloody confrontation with police two years ago.

Defense attorneys began presenting evidence Thursday in the beating case of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas. Among those called to the stand were Thomas’s grandfather and mother, who both said they were attacked by the mentally ill man.

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Two former officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, are standing trial. Ramos has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.

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Testimony is expected to resume Monday.

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