Updated 03/09/2012 06:30 PM
Jury deliberations wrap up for the day in Evans murder trial
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Deliberations will resume Monday in the case of a Syracuse man accused of shooting and killing a toddler. Saquan Evans is charged with second degree murder for the death of 20-month-old Rashaad Walker, Jr.
Jurors began their deliberations just before noon on Friday. They took a break to hear back two 911 calls from the scene of the shooting on Coolidge Avenue in November 2010, and the testimony of the first police officer who responded, as well as one of the eyewitnesses.
In closing arguments, Evans' lawyer called the testimony of Dasean Maddox, the driver of the vehicle involved, "the big lie" told by someone with a big motive to lie. He said jurors would not be able to corroborate it with other evidence.
But the district attorney, in his closing, said jurors should consider tracking information putting Evans at the scene, a fingerprint on Maddox's car, and a gun hidden in Evans' grandfather's yard. The DA said there is no evidence like that to support the defense's theory that the shooter was another man, Carlton Morman.
Jurors have asked to re-hear the lengthy testimony of Maddox, and see the surveillance video that is part of Morman's alibi. That will take place when court resumes on Monday morning.