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Jury deliberates in Dutton trial

LAWTON, Okla._A Comanche County jury is deliberating the fate of accused killer Bryan Dutton.

The jury took the case just before 5:30 p.m. Dutton is charged with second-degree murder in the April 2014 shooting death of 35-year-old Sam Ruffin in the parking lot of a Lawton bar.

The prosecution wrapped up its case with testimony from the medical examiner, who described the state of the victim to the jury and what he believed Ruffin's injuries were consistent with.

The medical examiner testified that tests showed Ruffin was intoxicated to 3.5 times the legal limit when he was shot. He also said Ruffin was shot three times and the trajectory of the bullet that went through his chest meant he was angled in a punching motion when he was struck.

The prosecution rested its case just before 11:00 a.m.

The defense's presentation lasted only about 40 minutes. Defense attorney Michael Corrales questioned Detective Jesse Griggs of the Lawton Police Department and Patrick Bellamy. The two were both asked to give clarification on what witnesses told them Dutton said when he exited his truck coming toward Ruffin.

The initial claim before the trial was that Dutton said "leave her alone" and "do not hit her again" in reference to Ruffin allegedly hitting his girlfriend, Gayle Tahhawah. But in court, they claimed Dutton immediately brandished his gun and said nothing.

The prosecution wrapped up closing arguments showing a picture of Ruffin and pointing to Dutton saying ‘this man shot and killed him.'

We will keep you updated on when the jury reaches a verdict.

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