- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The murder trial of a man charged with stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar is nearing a close.

The Denver Post (https://dpo.st/1hjjpcd ) reports that defense lawyers rested Tuesday after calling just nine witnesses in testimony that lasted less than two hours. Jurors started deliberating Wednesday after closing statements.

Dexter Lewis is facing the death penalty if he is convicted in the murders that allegedly followed a botched robbery at Fero’s Bar & Grill in October 2012.

Three others went to the bar with Lewis. Brothers Joseph and Lynell Hill pleaded guilty under deals with prosecutors. The fourth, Demarea Harris, was a confidential federal informant and wasn’t charged.

Harris and Lynell Hill say Lewis stabbed all five people. Joseph Hill refused to testify.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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