Arizona Daily Sun: Jones case goes to jury
The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of NAU shooter Steven Jones after the defense and prosecution made their closing arguments.
Jones was indicted on one count of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault. The 12-person jury is expected to return verdicts this week.
“The prosecution stated you don’t bring a gun to a fist fight, but this was not a couple of guys saying let’s take it outside,” Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney, Burges McCowan said. “This was a mob attack and these guys were very drunk and attacked for no good reason. They sucker-punched Steven, then chased and pursued them. The incident was unfortunate, but immediately necessary.”