Jurors Set to Begin Deliberations in Estle Trial

Jurors Set to Begin Deliberations in Estle Trial

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Jurors in the murder trial of Brandon Estle are expected to begin their deliberations late Monday. Estle is the man accused of the beating death of his one time friend, Justin Hasty.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys completed closing arguments Monday morning. Testimony presented during the trial indicates Hasty had been brutally beaten, was shot twice and his body stuff into a tool box. The tool box was found later in the middle of a field.

Estle took the stand in his own defense last Friday, telling the court he and Hasty got high together on the morning of Hasty's death. He claimed Hasty became frustrated when the two starting talking about drugs and about money Estle owed him. At that point, he says Hasty attacked him and Estle claims he acted in self defense.

Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Charles Graddick was to give the jury instructions on the law then let them begin deciding Estle's fate.  He could either be found guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter or not guilty.  

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