Closing arguments given in Stanley Liggins trial

WATERLOO, Iowa — Closing statements were given in the Stanley Liggins trial, nearly a month after testimony began.

On Wednesday, September 19, the prosecution and defense addressed the jury with closing remarks.  Jurors began their deliberations afterward, and were expected to continue deliberations Thursday.

Liggins was accused of first-degree murder in the 1990 death of nine-year-old Jennifer Lewis. The child’s body was found near a Davenport elementary school, in a garbage bag that had been set on fire.

Liggins was convicted of the crime twice; first in a 1993 trial in Scott County and a 1995 in Dubuque County.  Both convictions were overturned.

Testimony for Liggins’ third trial began in late August and wrapped up Tuesday, September 18.  The third rial was held in Black Hawk County Court.

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Below — Watch the prosecution and defense make their closing statements.