Catlett also emphasized that Garrison was unable to make a clear connection between the 10 spent shell casings found at the murder scene and bullets later test-fired from the submachine gun.
He repeated Garrison’s report findings, that “the result is inconclusive ... inconclusive ... inconclusive.”
But, Richardson reminded jurors, Garrison had found four shell casings that “had been ejected from the Sten submachine gun,” and four others that had been shot from it.
Catlett told jurors to “do the right thing” and vote not guilty, because “David Hosier didn’t kill Angela Gilpin.”
Richardson said the state’s evidence was “not a theory — it’s the facts that you have.”
Because Richardson is seeking the death penalty for the first-degree murder conviction, Missouri law requires a separate hearing for the jury to decide punishment, based on both “aggravating” and “mitigating” evidence presented by attorneys for both sides.