Oral “Nick” Hillary trial awaiting decision by judge

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Both sides have presented their cases and it’s now up to the judge to render a verdict in the murder trial of Oral “Nick” Hillary.

During closing arguments Thursday in St. Lawrence County Court, the defense called the case against Hillary “weak” and based on “circumstantial evidence.”

Meanwhile, prosecutor Bill Fitzpatrick reiterated that Hillary’s own deposition from a civil suit against the village of Potsdam was incriminating enough.

A verdict on the case isn’t expected until next Wednesday or Thursday.

Hillary is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips.

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