Defense rests; jury deliberates in Mack murder trial
As the jury made their way into the deliberation room at 2:30 p.m. today, members of murder victim Angie Ancer's family embraced, some sighed and others looked away.
After six days of statements and testimony, the 12-member jury in the first-degree murder trial of Newton man Jay Dee Mack will decide whether the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt that on Oct. 9, 2010, Mack "acted with malice and forethought and the defendant acted willfully, deliberately and premeditatively with specific intent to kill Angie Ancer," as stated by the instruction of law read to the jury by Judge Paul R. Huscher today before the prosecution and defense gave closing arguments.
"Soon this will be your case," Jasper County Attorney Mike Jacobsen said to the jury as he began his summation. "Mr. Mack, through his attorneys, has tried to make this case about Angie Ancer. This case is about Mr. Mack. He's the one charged with murder in the first degree."
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