The jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the Brian Cooper murder trial.
Thursday the defense rested its case after Cooper took the stand twice to testify in his own defense. Cooper and his attorney, Shane Brabazon, took the jury through the defendant’s entire relationship with Alisha Bromfield Thursday afternoon. After outlining his recollection of the events on the evening that Bromfield was killed, Cooper became emotional and apologized to the family, acknowledging that it wouldn’t make a difference.
District Attorney Ray Pelrine interrupted Cooper there, objecting to Judge Todd Ehlers that the defendant should be speaking directly to the questions asked. Ehlers agreed, directing Brabazon to ask his next question. Brabazon then rested his case.
After closing arguments Friday, Ehlers will give control to the jury.