Closing arguments under way in Benton trial

Closing arguments began in court this morning in the murder trial of Jennifer Benton, who is accused of shooting her husband, James Benton.

Benton, 43, is on trial for murder this week before Senior Circuit Court Judge Kathy King Jackson. She’s accused of fatally wounding her husband, James Benton, 47, while the two were riding along Mcphelia Street in Moss Point in their white Chrysler New Yorker.

The prosecution and defense both rested their cases on Wednesday. After prosecutors rested their case, the defense put on several witnesses, including Jennifer Benton’s daughter, Candace Benton, and Benton’s sister, Sharlau Blackston, both of whom testified to seeing James Benton’s alleged abusive behavior firsthand.

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