Lester Murder Trial

Stephen Jessie Lester Murder Trial

Closing arguments begin today in the trial of Stephen Jessie Lester.

Lester is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Andre Sawyer of Jackson County last August.

He was arrested in Troy.

Prosecutors say a driver found Sawyer's body face down in a ditch off Highway Two in Campbellton.

The state rested its case Wednesday afternoon and the defense motioned for acquittal without calling a witness, based on “no physical evidence” placing the defendant at the scene.