Closing Arguments of Levi King Trial

By Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Lubbock, TX - Levi King's capital murder trial may soon come to an end. After nearly a month of witness testimonies, both sides closed their cases around noon Monday.

The prosecution went first and their closing arguments took about one hour. Gray Couty District Attorney Lynn Switzer told the jury she agrees with the defense that King came from a dysfunctional family but says she does not agree that it excuses the "intentional and calculated" murders he committed.

The defense objected to that statement. She went on to question the validity of some defense witnesses as well as show crime scene photos of the Pampa murders King pleaded guilty to. The sole survivor of those murders is now 14-years-old, she was in the courtroom for the closing arguments and broke down in tears several times.

After hearing from the defense, the jury will decide if Levi King should spend the rest of his life in prison without parole for murdering that Pampa family back in 2005. The judge told the jury, they need to take into consideration whether or not they believe King poses a future threat to society.