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Jury Gets “Twin” Murder Case
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Jurors are beginning their deliberations on whether an Ohio man killed his identical twin brother in a robbery.
Judge Guy Reece of Franklin County Common Pleas Court gave jurors their instructions Wednesday after the prosecution and defense made their final pitches. 19 year-old Derris Lewis has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in his brother’s January 2008 death. The twins’ mother says a group of men broke into her house and held her at gunpoint, then beat and shot Dennis Lewis when he tried to fight back.
Prosecutors say fingerprints and a bloody palm print link Derris Lewis to the crime. His girlfriend testified she was with him across town when the fatal shooting occurred. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.