Jurors hear closing arguments in Floyd case

Published 12:21 pm Monday, October 7, 2013

Jurors in the Cedric Floyd capital murder case heard closing arguments Monday morning and prepared to begin deliberations.

Prosecutors said Floyd climbed into girlfriend Tina Jones’ window on the night of Jan. 2, 2011, and shot her three times with a gun he bought earlier that day after selling his car.

He is charged with capital murder because he allegedly shot Jones while committing burglary for breaking and entering her house.

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Defense attorney Chuck Johns said Atmore police officers did not handle the evidence properly and was “convicted in the minds of the Atmore Police Department” that night.

But police testified that Floyd turned himself in and said he shot Jones, prosecutors said.