The fate of Andrew Condon is the hands of the Iroquois County jury. The 36-year-old rural Ashkum man is charged with the first-degree murder of gas station attendant Jonathan Rubin.
The 27-year-old victim was shot to death, while at work in Gilman, in 2012.
Closing arguments were presented this (Thurs) afternoon. The jury moved to deliberate just before 4 pm.
Defense attorney Ed Glazer told the jury, in his closing, "the state molded a nice case of circumstantial evidence that doesn't fit."
Glazer laid out his thoughts, saying it's all guess work." He said the Crime Scene Techs (CSI) testimony is not all perfect.
Glazer told the jury as they deliberate to remember "there's no clothes, no mask, no gun, no DNA, no blood, no eyewitnesses....it's all guess work.
Iroquois County State's Attorney Jim Devine said defendant Andrew Condon is "an angry, estranged man...who assassinated Jonathan Rubin over something stupid, a lousy pack of cigarettes."
Devine reminded the jury about the testimony, even saying Condon's wife, Amanada, testified that "Andrew had uncontrollable anger, displayed rage over stupid stuff."
Devine said Condon was described as high-strung and that night was accelerated by alcohol, marijuana and rage.
Jonathan Rubin, Devine said, knew nothing about what was to happen to him.