COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Closing statements took place in Otsego County Court on Wednesday in the trial of Gabriel Truitt.
Truitt is the Oneonta man facing charges of arson and murder. He is accused of setting fire to an Oneonta home on Walling Ave. in December of 2018, killing former Oneonta firefighter John Heller.
On Wednesday, the defense presented their case in just under and hour before resting.
Both sides presented closing statements. The judge then dismissed the jury. He will finish charging the jury and then deliberations begin Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m.