Ross-Jones Trial Nearing The End

By Adam Chick

December 10, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After a week of testimony, the Ross-Jones trial is nearing its final days.

The defense rests in the murder trial of Joseph Ross-Jones. Ross-Jones is on trial for the murder of Daniel Martinez in October of 2011.

Martinez's body was found in the Town of Chenango by two hunters. Ross-Jones is charged with second degree murder.

The sixth day of the trial consisted of complicated forensic DNA testimony from the forensic investigators that worked the case.

One forensic investigator testified that she managed to find DNA that put Ross-Jones, Daniel Doherty, and the victim, Daniel Martinez, all at the scene of the murder in the Town of Chenango.

The defense chose not to call Ross-Jones or any witnesses to the stand for that matter and said the attorney's for the state didn't do their job well enough and moved for a dismissal from the judge.

That motion was quickly denied.

Closing statements from the prosecution and the defense will be held tomorrow.

In all likely hood the jury will hear the closing statements, take a lunch break, and then head into deliberations to determine the fate of Ross-Jones.

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