LEBRON CONVICTED ALL COUNTS. JURY VERDICT AT 4:15. PENALTY PHASE BEGINS WEDNESDAY.
UPDATE: Lebron jury started deliberations around 2:30 in Lebron case. Herald reporter David Ovalle characterized Reid Ruben's closing as "devastating". Defense attorney Jeff Fink did his best, but the facts here are atrocious. One glimmer for defense: cops lost tape of Lebron's confession. But Lebron's DNA matched dna semen taken from victim. Fink said match was due to lab cross contamination. Very tough road to hoe. Reid showed the silent three minute crime scene tape as proof of premeditation: they marched her down embankment on I-95, through brush, and shot her in the head. Horrible facts. Horrible case. That poor poor girl. May she rest in peace.
Rumpole says: jury will be in before 6:00 pm.
UPDATE: Closings Friday morning State v Joel Lebron. Courtroom 4-2. Herald Reporter David Ovalle said Jury was "absolutely horrified" during 3 minute silent crime scene video of victim Ana Maria Angel. No surprise there. Horrifying case to be sure.
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