Jurors to Hear Closings in Newark Schoolyard Slay Trial

Attorneys in the trial of a man accused of the slayings of three friends in a New Jersey schoolyard are set to wrap up their cases.

Closing statements in the trial of Rodolfo Godinez are scheduled for Wednesday morning in Newark.

Godinez is one of six men and boys charged in the 2007 attacks. Three of the victims were shot execution-style. A fourth survived being slashed by a machete and shot. She testified against Godinez.

Jurors also were shown autopsy photos of Dashon Harvey, Iofemi Hightower and Terrance Aeriel.

The four friends were attending or about to attend Delaware State University. They were listening to music at the Mount Vernon School playground on the night of Aug. 4, 2007 when they were attacked.

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