Casper, Wy – Jury deliberations began today (Monday) in the murder trial of Dale Wayne Eaton.
In closing arguments, Eaton's attorney acknowledged his client raped and killed 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell in 1988.
But Wyatt Skaggs says Eaton is "grossly" overcharged. He picked apart D-N-A evidence and told the jury his client did NOT write a note found on Kimmell's grave.
Skaggs also disputed testimony from a federal prison inmate who told the court Eaton confessed the murder to him.
Prosecutor Mike Blonigen called the charges appropriate, saying Eaton put a lot of thought into how Kimmell's abduction would end and held her for several days before her death.
Eaton faces eight charges in the case.
He could get the death penalty if convicted.