Closing arguments set in Minton murder trial
Testimony continued Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of a Chapel Hill man accused of ordering the death of another man nearly four years ago.Posted — Updated
Bailey was found dead in September 2008, near Jordan Lake, three weeks after he was reported missing.
Prosecutors say Minton, who is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, was the ringleader of a group of friends and ordered Bailey killed after suspicions that Bailey was helping police in an investigation of the group.
Defense attorneys acknowledge that Minton was part of the group but contend that he did not order Bailey's death.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Minton faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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