Simmons: Parmer never said she saw bruises on Kamryn March 21, 2010.
Maybanks: Did Parmer say she had seen bruises on Kamryn on March 21, 2010 or in March 2010?
Simmons: In March 2010.
In Parmer's testimony, she said she didn't say that.
That concludes the rebuttal.
The judge is excusing the jury until 9 a.m. Monday for closing arguments. She gave them the admonishment about not talking to anybody or each other about the case and not watching any TV or newspaper, internet coverage of the case over the long break.
The attorneys are taking a break and then the defense will make its usual motion for directed verdict of acquittal and whatever other motions.
I will stay around until those motions are made.
This break may be longer than I thought. I'm going to find out how long.
This program got hung up and I had to shut down. It deleted my latest postings regarding the defense's motion for directed verdict for acquittal. The state asks the court to deny the motion.
Judge Beckelman denies the acquittal. She said there's enough substantial evidence in the record to allow it to go to the jury for a verdict.
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Again, closing arguments will be on Monday. I may not be covering those live. Check thegazette.com for updates.
The only witnesses they could have put on was character witnesses but obviously, the defense didn't have any or decided against it. Many don't.
I will cover it, I just might not live blog it.
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That's it for today. Thanks for following over the last three weeks. I will try to come back live for the verdict but can't predict when they might be next week. They could take a day or four days. They can deliberate as long as necessary.