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Closings in Ross Murder Trial Delayed
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- Just as closing arguments were set to begin in the Tajh Ross Murder Trial, the judge in the case announced a one day delay.
Closing arguments will now be held Tuesday morning. CBS2 News Reporter Jason Hackett says the delay was ordered after a family emergency arose for an attorney involved in the case.
Ross is accused of killing 19-year-old Latasha Roundtree in September 2012 outside a party in Cedar Rapids. In testimony Friday, Ross admitted to firing the fatal shot, but said he never intended to hit Roundtree or the car she was riding in.
If convicted of first degree murder, Ross would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.