Accused-killer Andrew Condon is scheduled to take the stand in his own defense today (Wednesday). The trial resumes at 9:30 am in Watseka.
The 36-year-old rural Ashkum man is charged in the shooting death of 27-year-old Jonathan Rubin of Danforth. Rubin was killed, shot several times, while working as a gas station clerk in Gilman in October 2012.
Condon has pleaded 'not guilty,' saying he was not the shooter.
The State's case includes video surveillance at the gas station. The jury watched that video and heard police investigators say 16 spent 9mml casings found at the scene matched a 50-count box of 9 mml ammunition recovered from Condon's home. That box of ammo was missing exactly 16 shells.
Condon had told police in an early interview that there was a black male subject at the gas station the night Condon stopped there with his wife to buy a pack of cigarettes.
A defense witness testified that his trained-technology know-how leads to his opinion that the shooter stood 5-4....three inches shorter than Condon's 5-7 stature.