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Jury begins deliberations in Hopkins homicide trial

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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 2:21 p.m.
 

Jurors will resume deliberations Friday in the case of a former Bridgewater councilman accused of strangling a Monaca woman 34 years ago.

The jury of seven women and five men began deliberations at about 1 p.m. Thursday and returned to the courtroom about 3:30 p.m. to ask to examine a piece of evidence. Beaver County Judge Harry Knafelc sent them home for the night shortly before 5:30 p.m.

In closing arguments, a lawyer defending Gregory Scott Hopkins, 67, challenged the jury to acquit his client because of a lack of evidence connecting him to the murder of Catherine Janet Walsh on Sept. 1, 1979.

Beaver County prosecutor Frank Martocci told the jury that “the evidence shows he (Hopkins) did it.”

 

 

 
 


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