Day Two of Charlottesville Murder Trial

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

January 4, 2007

On the second day of the Jermaine Thurston murder trial the prosecution rested and the defense began calling its witnesses.

Thurston is accused of the shooting death of Lamont Reaves during a fight on South 1st Street last year.

The defense Thursday called character witnesses and also introduced the victim's high school records in an effort to portray him as a bully.

The jury was sent home early Thursday afternoon as the defense said they had a lengthy witness to call Friday morning.

Closing arguments are expected Friday.

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