News: Page (1) of 1 - 11/18/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook

Closing arguments done in missing NJ teens case

Closing arguments concluded in case of NJ man accused of burning 5 teens alive in 1978 By The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ' Both sides have concluded closing arguments in the murder trial of a man accused of burning five New Jersey teenagers to death in 1978.

Lee Evans, representing himself, told a jury in Newark Friday that he is innocent and there is no evidence connecting him to the crime.

Assistant Prosecutor Cheryl Cucinello argued that Evans has long been the main suspect in the case and is responsible for the teens' deaths.

The teens' disappearance became one of New Jersey's longest running cold cases.

The state's main witness testified that he and Evans lured the boys to a vacant home, trapped them in a closet and set it ablaze in retaliation for the teens stealing marijuana from Evans.

The judge will instruct jurors on the law before they begin deliberations.

Page: 1

Related Keywords:5 Missing Teens,Crime,General news


Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved