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Closing arguments expected in UK tourists deaths

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Posted: Mar 28, 2012 5:28 AM
Closing arguments expected in UK tourists deaths

Attorneys in Florida are expected to give their closing arguments in the trial against a 17-year-old accused of killing two British tourists in April of 2011.

Wednesday is the eighth day of Shawn Tyson's trial. He's accused of shooting 24-year-old James Kouzaris and 25-year-old James Cooper. The two men were vacationing in Sarasota and ended up dead in a housing project early one morning after a night of drinking.

It's unclear why the men were walking in the housing project.

On Tuesday, the prosecution called several witnesses, including two who said they saw Tyson with a .22 caliber gun similar to the weapon used in the slayings. Late in the day, the prosecution rested its case and the defense called a crime scene technician as a witness.


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