Defense attorneys submitted their closing arguments today. The prosecution and one defender gave final arguments Tuesday in the case of Shane Rosser, Marco Cordero, Daniel Villenas-Reyes, Juan Duque and Sammy Duque, who are on trial for charges including murder, racketeering, drug trafficking and kidnapping.
The other four attorneys gave their final arguments today.
They said that the prosecution has serious credibility issues, particularly with the testimony of two women who allegedly witnessed murders in Cedartown and Floyd County.
Bob Citronberg, attorney for Villenas-Reyes, pointed out that the women, Amanda Sorrells and Erica Shelley, each received in excess of $20,000 over the years in exchange for their cooperation with the prosecution. And though Sorrells initially lied to the grand jury saying she was outside the house when the shootings occurred when in fact she poured gasoline over the bodies her immunity agreement was not taken away.
He also said there is no forensic evidence against his client, who is accused of shooting three people. He said there was no motive for the murders and there was never any finding that the victims owed his client money for drugs.