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The defense rests in Gavin murder retrial


QUINCY (WGEM) — The retrial of Steven Gavin continued Tuesday after a break for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

Gavin is facing four counts of First-Degree Murder and one count of Armed Robbery in the November 2015 death of Carlous Wires.

Gavin’s first trial ended in a mistrial in February of 2019 after the jury deliberated for 12 hours and could not come to a verdict.

Tuesday marked the third day of testimony in the trial.

Law enforcement took the stand Tuesday. Including Quincy Police Detective Adam Gibson.

According to WGEM's newsgathering partners at the Herald-Whig, the court also heard the 9-1-1 call made by the victim Carlous Wires' wife the night he was shot to death.

Gavin's mother and Wires' son also provided testimony Tuesday.

The defense rested its case, closing arguments will be Wednesday morning.

For a more detailed account of Thursday's trial, read this story from our newsgathering partners at the Herald-Whig.

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WGEM Staff

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