Prosecution rests in Benavides murder trial - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Prosecution rests in Benavides murder trial

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Testimony continued Wednesday in the Jose Benavides murder trial. He's charged in the 2012 shooting death of Tony Taylor, Jr., at the Rebelwoods Apartments in south Jackson. 

Benavides was working as a security guard at the apartment complex at the time. He is accused of killing Tony Taylor during an altercation at the complex.

Witnesses say Taylor was not armed and had his hands raised when he was shot.  

The Prosecution rested it's case Wednesday around noon. The defense called three witnesses Wednesday afternoon and will continue it's case Thursday morning.

If convicted, Benavides could be sentenced to life in prison.

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