Jury deliberates in retrial of 1967 Ohio killing

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Posted: Oct 27, 2011 2:39 PM
Jury deliberates in retrial of 1967 Ohio killing

Jurors in Ohio have begun deliberating in the case of a man accused of killing a 14-year-old schoolgirl in 1967 and dumping her body in Michigan.

Robert Bowman, who's now 75, faces up to life in prison if he's convicted of murder.

Another jury in August couldn't reach a unanimous verdict after several weeks of testimony.

Prosecutors told jurors during Thursday's closing arguments that DNA evidence and testimony from the suspect's ex-wife show that Bowman killed Eileen Adams, a Toledo high school freshman who disappeared on her way home from school.

But the defense says not all the stories add up.

Bowman took the witness stand this week after not testifying at his first trial. He accused detectives and his ex-wife of making up evidence about him.