Closing arguments start in 2012 Columbus cab driver murder trial

Closing arguments start in 2012 Columbus cab driver murder trial

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Closing arguments have begun in the murder trial of a Columbus cab driver who was killed in 2012.

On Wednesday, the prosecution uses ballistic evidence to show the distance between from the suspect and a murdered cab driver.

Both sides rested in the Sandy Mitchell murder trial. The prosecution called about a dozen witnesses to the stand. Testimony began on Monday for the Sandy Mitchell murder trial.

One of the state's witness was forensics expert Katherine Jordan. She was asked about the fisherman's cap the victim, Byron Brown-- was wearing -- she said: using a ruler she said this is how far the muzzle of the gun was from the hat when the gun was fired.

The prosecution contends his strongest evidence pinpoints the suspect in this case Sandy Mitchell at the scene this incident happened back in 2012 when Mitchell called for a cab driver to take him from the Super 6 Motel back to his residence in Columbus.

The victim's family sat in the court room today listen to the testimony we spoke with his daughter who talked about how she will remember her father

News Leader 9's Emilie Arroyo is in the courtroom Thursday morning, and will be live-tweeting the proceedings. Mobile users: You can follow Emilie by clicking here.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.

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