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Fate of Colbert murder suspect in jury's hands

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The fate of a triple murder suspect is now in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments lasted most of the day Monday. Roy Murry is accused of executing his estranged in-law's and then setting their Colbert home on fire back in May 2015.

Prosecutors maintain there is no one else could have committed the crime, but the defense says there is no physical evidence pointing to Murry.

"Roy Murry had reached a boiling point," said Prosecutor Larry Haskell.

Haskell went on to describe Murry as paranoid, crazy and out for revenge after he and his ex-wife were in the process of a divorce. Haskell told jurors that he believes Amanda Constable (formerly Amanda Murry) was the intended target that violent night.

"He expected Amanda Murry to be home," Haskell told jurors. "It turns out it was the overtime shift that saved her life."

And while there is really no disputing that, there is plenty of debate over who was really responsible.

There is no evidence suggesting Roy was planning this crime.

Defense Attorney Tom Krzyminski told the jury that there is nothing tying Murry to the murders. There was a gas can with victim Lisa Canfield's DNA and an unknown subjects. They pointed to the lack of DNA, and the fact that Murry was happily moving on as reasonable doubt. Murry was already dating again. They also presented evidence that Murry had handled break-ups just fine before.

"It appears Roy was moving on with his life," the defense said. "When Roy is told by a woman that it's over, it's over."

Roy Murry's ex-wife before Amanda Constable took the stand to prove that point. She was one of many prosecution witnesses, while the defense didn't call a single new face to the stand.

Deliberations will continue first thing Tuesday morning.

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