Closing arguments tomorrow in penalty trial for man convicted of killing 5 women at Sebring bank

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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A confessed murderer’s brain is the focal point as a jury decides whether the man convicted of killing five women at a Sebring bank should get life or death.

Testimony ended early on Tuesday in the trial for Zephen Xaver. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday.

Xaver pleaded guilty to killing five women at SunTrust Bank in Sebring in 2019.

In 2019, Xaver opened fire inside the Sebring bank, killing five women before he surrendered to a SWAT team after law enforcement surrounded the building.

Both councils are expected to give closing arguments on Wednesday. After the jury makes its recommendation, the judge will decide whether Xaver will live the rest of his life in prison or be sentenced to die for his crimes.

The order of closing arguments will be the state speaking first, followed by the defense.

Xaver will return to court on Wednesday at 11:25 a.m. to begin fresh with closing arguments and jury deliberations.

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