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Published Time: 26.06.2024 - 09:04:53 Modified Time: 26.06.2024 - 09:04:53

Deliberations are set to resume Wednesday morning. You can bet still resting on the jurors' minds are the powerful words from the defense and prosecution. Karen Read, Karen Read trial, karen read verdict


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Deliberations are set to resume Wednesday morning. You can bet still resting on the jurors' minds are the powerful words from the defense and prosecution.

"Ladies and gentlemen, there was a cover-up in this case, plain and simple," said defense attorney Alan Jackson during closing arguments.

"There is no conspiracy. There is no cover-up. There is no evidence of any of that beyond speculation, rampage, speculation and conjecture," said prosecutor Adam Lally.

Read is accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend, John O'Keefe, after the two spent a night drinking at two separate bars in Canton, Massachusetts, with friends and acquaintances. She allegedly backed her SUV into him while dropping him off at 34 Fairview Road when the night was over, leaving him to die in a snowbank outside the home.

Read is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

"I hit him. I hit him. I hit him. I hit him. Those are the words of the defendant, four times," Lally said.

"You have been lied to in this courtroom, and your job is to make sure you don't ever look the other way," argued Jackson.

The prosecution understands some of the witnesses they brought on the stand are questionable, but they maintain the evidence in this case is not to be questioned.

The defense, on the other hand, says how can you trust the evidence if the character of those who were in charge of collecting it are questionable.

Outside of courthouse, there have been dozens of since this trial began, but Tuesday as this case went to the jury, there were hundreds.

The crowds have been largely supporting defendant Read, but there has been some clashing with those supporters.

As we near the end of this murder trial, public interest has only grown, with an estimated 350 supporting Read outside court Tuesday, watching closing arguments on cell phones and laptops.

Two legal analysts NBC10 Boston spoke with say they think the jury cannot be unaware of the intense microscope on this case. They believe jurors will want to take their time and deliberate carefully, as they know any verdict will be dissected by the public.

The outside court every day say they're confident in what the jury will decide.

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