Montana Crime & Courts

Nov 16, 2012 8:48 AM by MTN News

Montana prison murder trial goes to the jury

DEER LODGE - The trial for the murder of a Montana State inmate was handed over to the jury Thursday afternoon.

Shaun Duncan Morrison, 30, faces charges of felony deliberate homicide and possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner. Morrison is on trial for the alleged murder of inmate Julio Santiago Jr. on Sept. 4, 2011.

The jury heard from several witnesses during Thursday's session, and closing arguments were heard. Presiding Judge Brad Newman handed the case over to the jury for a verdict.

The jury is still in deliberation.

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