Jury Deliberations begin in South Capitol Shooting Trial

The first full day of jury deliberations on the South Capitol case is expected to begin today, after attorneys for both sides wrapped up their closing arguments late yesterday afternoon.

The jury will decide¬†whether five men are guilty in the March 2010 fatal shootings of five people under age 20.

Prosecuting attorney Bruce Hegyi has urged the jury to focus on the testimony of Nathaniel Simms, who has admitted to participating in the shootings and agreed to testify in exchange for lesser charges of second-degree murder. Defense attorney Robert Acree told the jury to question Simms’s testimony, saying he lied on the witness stand.

Here is an updated look back at key moments in the case.

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