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Liggins Jury Will Soon Get Case

Jeff Reinitz/Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Testimony is over, and the murder trial of Stanley Liggins will soon go to the jury. Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo, the defense called its final witnesses, then announced the defendant would not testify.

The Quad City Times reports both the defense and prosecution rested, then Judge Marlita Greve told the jury to return Wednesday morning for jury instructions and closing arguments, then deliberations would begin.

The 56 year old Liggins is being tried for a third time for the 1990 death of 9 year old Jennifer Lewis of Rock Island. His two previous convictions have been thrown out by appelate courts. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.