Transcript for Closing Arguments in Socialite Murder Trial
Roo it to the latest on that trial of a socialite accused of killing her ex-husband with a car bomb at his country club. Closing arguments finished. The case in the hands of the jury. ABC's Ryan Owens tracking the latest for us in Tucson, Arizona. All rice, please. Reporter: This morning it's all up to the jury to decide. Is Pamela Phillips a gold digging murderer or a sweet socialite falsely accused? The 56-year-old who lived in aspen and vacationed around the world flashed her trademark smile during closing arguments Wednesday. It is time to hold Pamela responsible. This is not about Pam Phillips being a gold digger. Reporter: Phillips faces life in prison if convicted of masterminding the murder of her ex-husband. Real estate develop Gary Triano. Prosecutors say she paid a hit man $400,000 to plant a car bomb at this Tucson country club back in 1996. I remember saying to him, oh, my gosh. She really did it. Reporter: Prosecutors reminded the jury of their star witness who testified Phillips told her about a plan to have Triano killed for millions in life insurance. She said that she should just hire a hit man, have him taken out. Reporter: The state also played phone calls between Phillips and the convicted hit man. Her former boyfriend, Ron young. When you sit in a women's prison for murder, you know, you are going to be really sad. I'm going to be back at four. No, you are going to be in prison for murder. Reporter: Young who is already serving life for his murder was only trying to extort money from Pam Phillips and neither Phillips nor young had anything to do with the ex-husband's murder. Please tell the state to go after the people who did this by acquitting my client. Reporter: Phillips pleaded not guilty. Later today the jury could decide if they believe her. For "Good morning America," Ryan Owens, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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