Defense does not call sole witnesses on Day 4 of double murder case

Harvey Lee Jones (WDTN Photo/ Josh Ames).
Harvey Lee Jones (WDTN Photo/ Josh Ames).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The prosecution in the Harvey Lee Jones double murder trial rested its case Thursday after four days of testimony.

The defense rested its case shortly after the prosecution did, without calling its sole witness to the stand.

Two additional jurors were removed from the trial Thursday, the total of jurors removed from the case now comes to three. Alternate jurors have taken their place in the trial. Judge Steven Dankof would not comment as to why the jurors were removed.

Jones is accused of killing Carly Hughley and Demetrius Buckwith in Jan. 2013. The prosecution claims Jones killed Hughley and Buckwith in a jealous rage.

Jones is on trial for his accused role in their deaths.

The prosecution called to the witness stand Kevin Horan, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent. He testified on behalf of cell tower data collected the night of the murder.

He said Carly Hughley had 32 outgoing calls that day, nine text messages. One of four incoming calls to her cell phone could be seen moving across a map and ending at the murder scene. Horan said it was the only phone call Hughely had answered.

Hughley’s cell phone rang after she was killed. Cell phone tower data put her cell phone near Jones’ cell phone when it rang, which was not at the murder scene.

Closing arguments are expected Friday morning, to possibly be handed over to the jury for deliberation.

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