Crenshaw Case in the Hands of the Jury - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Crenshaw Case in the Hands of the Jury

SPOKANE, Wash. - The jury in the Justin Crenshaw double murder trial has received the case. Lawyers finished closing arguments just before 4 p.m. Monday and the jury is expected to start deliberating Tuesday morning.

Crenshaw faces two charges of first degree murder with weapons enhancement charges. Prosecutor Jack Driscoll told the jury Crenshaw "wanted to kill" Tanner Pehl and Sarah Clark. Driscoll pushed heavy on the pre-meditation, one of the requirements for first degree murder.

Crenshaw's attorney Chris Bugbee has said all along that his client killed the two in February of 2008. But has said Crenshaw suffers from an alcohol disorder that makes him a violent person when he drinks. They allege pathological intoxication made it impossible for Crenshaw to carry out the murders with intent. His attorney's have asked the jury to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter.

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