Jurors To Start Deliberations Thursday In Ian Campbell Murder Trial
Posted June 12, 2003 6:30 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — The fate of a man who admits he murdered his fiancee will soon be in the hands of a Wake County jury.
Ian Campbell said his fiancee, Heather Domenie, found out he was seeing another woman and she slapped him. He admits he then strangled Domenie with a tea towel in the couple's Cary house last July. Campbell claims that he did not intend to kill her.
Prosecutors said Campbell killed Domenie to cash in on a $750,000 insurance policy.
Closing arguments are scheduled to take place Thursday and then jurors will begin their deliberations. The state plans to ask the jury to convict Campbell of first-degree murder, which means Campbell could face the death penalty.
The jury could also convict Campbell of second-degree murder or manslaughter.