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      Summers Murder Trial Underway

      Prosecutors said Summers is guilty of second degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action.

      UPDATE:

      Jurors found Summers guilty of second degree murder, first degree robbery and armed criminal action. Sentencing date to be announced.

      UPDATE:

      Jurors are moments away from deliberating at this hour in the trial for the last of three men accused in a Jefferson City murder.

      Khiry Summers, 21, refused a plea deal and took the stand in his own defense this afternoon.

      Summers testified that he had nothing to do with the murder and robbery of Keith Mosely at Jefferson City's Buena Vista Apartments.

      Summers said he was at the crime scene because he wanted to buy $45 worth of marijuana and get high.

      ORIGINAL STORY:

      The last of 3 suspects in a drug-related killing a year ago in Jefferson City went on trial this morning.

      Khiry Summers, 21, is suspected in the death of Keith Mosely of Columbia.

      Police said the murder happened during a drug deal gone bad.

      In May of last year, Summers refused a plea deal.

      Tracy Session, 25, has already pleaded guilty to firing the fatal shot.

      Last month the third suspect, Brandon Chase, was found guilty of the crime.

      Chase is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

      Jurors spent the afternoon looking at evidence from the crime scene at Jefferson City's Buena Vista Apartments during a slide show presentation.

      Prosecutors said Summers is guilty of second degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action.

      Defense attorneys said Summers was there to buy marijuana for personal use.

      Summers was not the trigger man, but admitted he fired 3 bullets into the floor at the crime scene.

      The trial is expected to last until Wednesday.

      As with the proceedings for co- defendant Brandon Chase, the judge ordered that cameras be removed during testimony.