Closing arguments are done and the jury is deliberating in Christopher LeClair murder trial

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Closing arguments wrapped up this morning in the homicide trial of 49-year-old Christopher LeClair.  Investigators say he killed his wife, Karen, on Lake Erie then tossed her body into the water.  

The defense says Karen LeClair did die on that boat, but it wasn’t murder.  They believe she was so bothered by the defendant’s affair that she committed suicide.

The defendant wrote in letters to his loved ones that he tied his wife to an anchor and threw her overboard because he didn’t want people to find out that she took her own life.  

But, the prosecution says that theory is just another lie from Christopher LeClair.  Rehashing witness testimony of statements the defendant allegedly made as far back as 2004, that he had a plan to kill his wife.  The prosecution asking the jury to find LeClair guilty of first-degree murder.

The defense claiming he’s not guilty. 

Closing arguments began at 8:45 this morning and wrapped up after 11.  The jury broke to deliberate shortly before noon. 

We will keep you posted on this case as it develops.  Stay tuned to JET 24 Action News, our website, and social media pages for up-to-date info.  You can also download our app Your Erie 2 Go…

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