"David makes teaching around him better," McKinney said. "He challenges me. I challenge him. He tries to find ways to make students grow, to educate them in a number of different ways. And the students recognize that David cares."
In closing arguments, prosecutor John McKinney told the seven-woman, five-man jury that Guerrero "minimizes her own involvement" by saying she hit Ji on the hand with a wrench and lied when interviewed by police.