Jury deliberations begin in trial for man accused of killing his family
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Attorneys presented closing arguments Tuesday morning in the trial of a Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his family.
The case has now gone to the jury for deliberation.
Watch closing arguments here:
Alexander Jackson is charged with three counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of his parents and 19-year-old sister in June 2021 inside the family’s home.
Jackson claims an intruder broke in and shot them, but the state says there’s no evidence of a break-in.
The defense has called several witnesses to testify to Jackson’s character, but the state pointed out those witnesses haven’t had contact with Jackson for years.
Jackson never took the stand.
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