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Man found guilty of capital murder for killing ex-wife in Morgan County

A man has been found guilty of capital murder in Morgan County.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 2:39 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2020 2:48 PM

A man has been found guilty of capital murder for killing his ex-wife, Kay Stevens, at her Decatur bakery on Danville Road in 2015.

Jury deliberations began around noon Wednesday in the trial for Roger Dale Stevens in Morgan County. 

The prosecution and the defense gave their closing arguments Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the prosecution rested its case, and the defense chose to not bring any witnesses to the stand, which the judge said was unexpected.

This is the first murder trial in Morgan County since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Normally, in a capital murder trial, there are 12 jury members and two alternates, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court decided to add two extra jury alternates in case the virus impacted the trial.

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