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Jury to start deliberations in Loughry trial


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Allen Loughry, the embattled justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, remains confident that he committed no federal crimes.

Starting today, a jury will get to decide if the evidence backs up Loughry’s confidence. The defense rested its case Tuesday after the jurors heard five days of testimony.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Wright continued his cross-examination of Loughry Tuesday morning at the Robert C. Byrd Courthouse in Charleston. The prosecution rested its case – based on a 22-count federal indictment against Loughry – on Oct. 8.

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