Monday, March 30, 2015

Jury get case in Deckert murder trial

Prosecutor Zac Greenwell makes his closing statement while
KSP Det. Matt Foster shows the alleged murder weapon
to the jury at Crittenden County Courthouse.
Testimony ended this afternoon and the jury got the case at 2:30pm in the Britt Deckert murder trial, which has consumed three full days in Crittenden Circuit Court.

The trial began last Thursday as Deckert, 28, faced one count of murder, one count of assault and one count of wanton endangerment. The charges stem from the death of his half-brother AJ Vasseur during a confrontation Aug. 1, 2013 at a home they shared on West Depot Street, injuries to the defendant's sister-in-law and the danger he allegedly created while his step-niece was in the house.

For details of the trial, see this week's Crittenden Press printed edition.