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Samolyuk Case Goes to the Jury

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Igor Samolyuk murder case went to the jury Thursday afternoon.

Jurors heard closing arguments.

Prosecutor Andy Miller spent his time describing the brutal murder, saying Igor Samolyuk admits to the crime and knew exactly what he was doing when he killed his wife in July of 2006.

Miller denies the defense's allegations that Samolyuk was mentally ill at the time.

"Imagine the terror that Yana was feeling that night, and imagine the defendant's mental state as he moved from slice wounds to the stab wounds.  What was Yana doing as the defendant was stabbing her in the neck?  She was moving and resisting," Miller told jurors. 

The jury is expected to reconvene Friday morning.

There's no timeline for a verdict.

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