Transcript for George Huguely's Fate in the Jury's Hands
Big developments this morning Indiana -- -- case of the lacrosse player from an elite university accused of killing his girlfriend -- case is now in the hands of the jury. After closing arguments on... See More
Big developments this morning Indiana -- -- case of the lacrosse player from an elite university accused of killing his girlfriend -- case is now in the hands of the jury. After closing arguments on Saturday during which the prosecutor broke down and cried. In open court. ABC's -- nine and has been following this case from Washington -- good morning to you. I did good morning to you after two long weeks sixty plus witnesses and multiple setbacks for the defense. Closing arguments finally happened on Saturday in -- University of Virginia murder trial. Breaking down in tears while delivering his closing argument the prosecutor reminded jurors of the final moments before -- Yardley love died. She couldn't scream was in his hand over her mouth -- -- her face being smashed into the floor she never had a chance. -- -- their case they insisted defended George usually killed his ex girlfriend in a drunken rage. This is the case of a woman who went to -- in what should have been one of the safest -- secure places her home. They said. And then he began to was Salter he'd left her for dead in its closing argument the defense admitted the young lacrosse star was there that night. And that he contributed to were -- But he had not intended to harm her. George played a role but it's overwhelmingly a tragedy they argued he contributed to -- -- but he did not killer. He left her there alive and that's not up for dispute. And then in a surprising twist they characterize their own client as a stupid drunk and boy athlete. But one who was not calculating or malicious. I saw some jurors that I think -- and want to convict him of first degree murder I see other -- that I think. Are gonna want to give him a chance. But the prosecution tried to stress that que les -- were intentional -- not accidental and that voluntary intoxication was no defense. They showed again an email from -- -- -- love written the week they claim shows she died showing premeditation. After he discovered love had been with another man he wrote I should've killed you. But the defense hammered home there was no intent to kill and that any doubt at all that his acts were intentional. Is -- not reasonable doubt to find him guilty of involuntary manslaughter only. Defense says his intent was to go and talk with her prosecution. Says. His intent was to do serious bodily harm intent to kill Yardley and intent to rob -- Seven men and seven women will decide -- -- she Wii's future jury deliberations began on Wednesday morning.
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