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Jury deliberations begin in 2010 Dimond Center murder trial

By KTVA Alaska 6:03 PM July 2, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The fate of the man accused of shooting and killing an Anchorage man inside the Dimond Center in 2010 is now in the hands of the jury.

During closing arguments, attorneys with the prosecution and the defense asked jurors to base their decision on either reality or perception.

The prosecuting attorney said the reality is that defendant Terence Gray murdered Edwing Matos in cold blood on Feb. 27, 2010. The defense attorney argued Gray believed his life was in danger and that he acted in self-defense when he opened fire on Matos.

Defense attorney Brendan Kelley drew jurors’ attention to possibility that Matos may have had a gun on him at the time of the shooting for Gray’s self-defense claim. However, no such gun was ever found and no witnesses said they saw one.

State attorney Adam Alexander argued that the beard and afro disguise Gray wore, his conversations with his peers leading up to the shooting and his own statements made to police show that Gray killed Matos in a planned execution.

Gray is charged with two first-degree murder charges, which includes his attempt to shoot Matos’ uncle and a felony assault charge.

 

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