Closing arguments Monday in Floyd case

Published 3:56 am Saturday, October 5, 2013

The defense rested its case Friday in the capital murder trial of Cedric Floyd, and closing arguments are expected Monday.

The case has lasted just over a week — a day shorter so far than it took to seat a jury.

Floyd is accused of the shooting death of his girlfriend, Tina Roshell Jones, in January 2011.

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Floyd has already been in prison since March, sentenced on a promoting prison contraband conviction.

He is also charged in an incident in which he escaped from the Escambia County Jail in October 2012. He was captured a day later in Pensacola.

The Escambia County District Attorney’s office is recused from the case; the attorney general’s office is prosecuting. Local attorneys had represented Floyd in the past as public defenders.

Floyd’s defense attorneys, despite motions earlier in the week to be removed from the case, will represent him for the duration of the trial.