HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The fate of an Enfield man accused of beating his grandmother to death is in the hands of a jury.

The Superior Court jury in the trial of 35-year-old Kevin McGuire started deliberating on Tuesday. McGuire is charged with murder in connection with the June 2008 death of 85-year-old Lillian McGuire. Her body was found beaten to death in her Enfield apartment.

Prosecutors say there is plenty of evidence that points to her grandson, including her blood on his shirt.

Prosecutors say the suspect took his grandmother’s car and checkbook and wrote two checks on her account.

Kevin McGuire’s lawyer said in closing statements that police work was sloppy in the case, and investigators immediately zeroed in on her client as a suspect without looking for other possible suspects.
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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