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Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Hunt Murder Trial

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Jury deliberations will continue on Monday in the Joshua Hunt murder trial. Jury deliberations will continue on Monday in the Joshua Hunt murder trial.

KENNEWICK, WA - Jury deliberations will continue on Monday in the Joshua Hunt murder trial.

Joshua Hunt testified Thursday that he shot Joshua Snapp on July 4th 2013 in the desert near Horn Rapids.

The prosecution asked the jury Friday to reach a guilty verdict on charges of murder in the first degree.

In the closing statements the prosecution told jurors that Hunt planned to kill Snapp.

Hunt testified Thursday that he smoked meth and marijuana prior to the shooting.

The defense argued that Hunt wasn't able to think clearly because he was under the influence of drugs when he shot Snapp in the chest.

Hunt testified he shot Snapp once and then his friend John Young shot him twice.

Prosecutors say Hunt knew exactly what he was doing.

"He knew he was going to kill him. And then when John Young told him to finish him off, he handed the gun to John Young so he could get his shot in," said Julie Long, deputy prosecuting attorney.

Attorneys finished their closing arguments before noon Friday and the jury began deliberations. The jury stopped deliberating around 4pm and will return on Monday morning.

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