The capital murder trial enters its second week

Decatur, Ala. (WAFF) – The trial of a man accused of robbing another man before hitting and killing him with his car in 2018 is entering its second week.

Jason Osborne was charged with manslaughter in 2018 after allegedly hitting Ricardo Brown with his car and leaving him unconscious on the road. When police arrived at the scene, Osborne was gone.

Brown was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Witnesses gave officers enough information to identify Osborne as the driver.

Police also learned that Osborne had robbed Brown of money and drugs. When the evidence was presented to the grand jury, the charge was upgraded to capital murder.

Osborne’s trial began on February 6 with jury selection. Jury selection continued until February 8, when all were selected and sworn.

Opening statements were made on February 9, and the state began presenting its arguments.

The state rested its case on February 10, and the defendant filed a motion for acquittal, but was denied. The matter was then adjourned for a day and was scheduled to resume on Monday.

The defense is expected to argue its case next.

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