Worley defense rests its case in the Sierah Joughin murder trial

Published: Mar. 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT
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The defense in the James Worley murder trial rests its case after calling two witnesses to the stand. The witnesses testified they have known the defendant for more than 40 years. They told the court they would ride motorcycles with the Fulton County man. It appears Worley's defense teams is trying to show Worley's motorcycle had mechanical issues.

James Worley is on trial for allegedly killing kidnapping, killing and burying Sierah Jougin in a cornfield. It happened in July of 2016. The UT student was riding her purple bicycle when someone abducted her. If convicted a jury will decide if Worley is sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty.

The state and defense will give their closing arguments on Monday and then the jury will start deliberating the case.