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Keys fate now in hands of jurors

by John Wilmer

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Jurors are deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the double murder trial against a Waterloo man.

Wednesday morning, prosecutors and defense attorneys wrapped up closing arguments in the case against Martaves Keys.

Keys is accused of shooting and killing Ronald Scullark Junior and Annissa Schroeder in November of 2007.  

Prosecutors say Keys committed the murders because he wanted to steal a large amount of marijuana from Scullark who was planning on selling the drugs in Waterloo.

Assistant District Attorney, Joel Dalrymple focused on the evidence presented during the trial, saying Keys admitted to police and family, not once, but several times that he committed this crime.

Keys testified that another mystery man named "Fam" committed the crime.  Keys testified "Fam" stole his ID and he was worried "Fam" would attack his family if he contacted police.

Defense attorney Melissa Anderson-Seeber said that Keys could not have committed the crime and there is not enough evidence to convict him.       

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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