Closing Arguments In Mich. Death Penalty Trial
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After a two-week trial, prosecutor Mark Chasteen reminded jurors on Monday that they heard Timothy O’Reilly brag about the killing during a secretly recorded conversation.
But O’Reilly’s lawyer told the jury that another man fatally shot Norman Stephens during a middle-of-the-night robbery at Dearborn Federal Credit Union in 2001.
The defense says the 37-year-old O’Reilly was living in Camarillo, Calif., when he came under the spell of co-defendant Norman Duncan, a Detroit native who encouraged him to move to Michigan.
O’Reilly could be sentenced to death under federal law if convicted of killing Stephens.
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