The jury trial for Ryan Taylor is well underway in Starke Circuit Court, and the final arguments are expected to be heard this morning at 11 a.m. The case will then go to the jury for a verdict. The state rested its case yesterday after a recess, and arguments on directed verdict were heard. The jury also heard the case from the defense.
Taylor is charged with Arson after he allegedly lit a car on fire, destroying it. The state claims the car rightfully belonged to Taylor’s mother and he had no right to destroy the vehicle, but the defense says Taylor was the actual owner, having both possession and control of the vehicle, so it was his right to do with the vehicle what he pleased.
The trial is expected to come to a close today.