Thursday, March 26, 2015

Deckert trial begins in Crittenden Circuit Court

A Crittenden Circuit Court jury was seated and the case began being presented by the prosecution shortly after 2 p.m. today in the Britt Deckert murder trial.

Deckert, 27, is accused of stabbing his half-brother A.J. Vasseur to death during an altercation at their home on West Depot Street in Marion in August 2013.

The trial continued past 5 p.m. today after 11 witnesses had testified for the prosecution. Most of those who testified early in the trial were law enforcement, ambulance personnel and other first responders who were among the initial people on the scene of the alleged murder. At least two more witnesses were scheduled to appear Thursday evening.

The trial is set for three days. It will resume early Friday morning. Monday is the last day currently scheduled for the proceeding in Crittenden Circuit Court.