Jury deliberations begin in trial for man accused of killing his family

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 7:59 AM CST
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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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