UPDATE 1:10 p.m. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations in a trial over the murder of a southeast Ohio woman found in a septic tank.
Court officials say the defense and prosecution wrapped up their cases Monday in the trial of William Inman II. He has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the slaying of his 25-year-old estranged wife, Summer.
A prosecutor told jurors in Logan that the prosecution proved Inman was the principal offender or an accomplice who aided in the killing. Authorities say she was abducted, strangled and dumped in an underground septic tank behind an Athens County church last year.
Inman's attorney said the state did not prove that Inman strangled her.
Inman's parents also are charged and have pleaded not guilty. They'll be tried later.
Jurors have heard graphic testimony about the death of a southeast Ohio woman found in a septic tank, and now they're preparing to be sequestered as the case nears the deliberation phase.
A Hocking County judge told jurors to bring a packed bag with them Monday so they're prepared if the prosecution and defense wrap up their cases and it goes to the jury.
It's the first of three scheduled trials over the death of 25-year-old Summer Inman last year. Authorities say she was abducted in Logan, strangled and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church in nearby Athens County.
Her estranged husband, 27-year-old William Inman II, is on trial. His parents also are charged and will be tried later.
All three suspects have pleaded not guilty.