UPDATE (4/24) 1:30 PM
On Thursday afternoon, a jury decided that Howard Clarence Jenner will receive no mercy after he was convicted of first degree murder by a jury on Wednesday. This means Jenner won't be eligible for parole once he's sentenced.
His sentencing hearing is set to take place on June 30.
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UPDATE (4/23) 1:40 PM
The defense presented their case Wednesday morning in the trial of Howard Clarence Jenner. They announced that they would not be calling any witnesses, and then rested. The jury began deliberating just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Stay with 5 News for the latest updates on this story.
The weapon that investigators believe was used in the shooting death of Beni Truax was the focus of testimony on Tuesday afternoon in Upshur County.
The state continued its arguments to try to prove Howard Clarence Jenner was the one who committed the crime.
Two forensic analysts took the stand Tuesday afternoon. One talked about gun residue, and the other discussed analyzing the bullets and gun recovered.
The lead investigator in the case also took the stand again to testify about where they found both the gun, which was found several hundred feet from the crime scene, and the bullets.
The state rested it's case Tuesday afternoon, and now its the defense's turn.
Stick with 5 news as this trial continues.