Posted by Christi Reynard email
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)- The jury in the Anthony Kirkland trial has found the accused serial killer guilty on all charges. Now he is fighting for his life.
The jury will return to the Hamilton County Courthouse Tuesday to start the sentencing phase of the trial. The death penalty is on the table.
Deliberations began around 2pm Friday,and lasted about 3 hours.
In closing arguments prosecutors described Kirkland as a "monster" representing "pure evil" and told jurors that evidence including the defendant's own words to police absolutely prove he is guilty and should die.
Kirkland's defense presented no evidence and gave a brief closing. Lawyers trying to spare Kirkland from a possible death penalty again told jurors they were sure the trial would go to the sentencing phase and that he admitted killing the girls.