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Murder Case Could Go To Jury

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   Closing arguments are set for later today in a local murder trial.  Police say 33-year old James Duncan's the one who stabbed Erie woman Nikkia Sawyer, 27, some 60-times inside her Highpoint Towers apartment back in 2011.  On Monday, jurors heard nearly two hours of police interviews in which Duncan said he and the victim had a prior relationship. But, he said it happened in his apartment, not hers. Police say they found Duncan's DNA at the murder scene in Sawyer's apartment. Duncan also said he wasn't at the Highpoint Towers building on the night of the murder.  But, now-retired Erie Police Lieutenant Jim McCall testified that he saw Duncan behind the building that night, opening his arms and yelling at the sky. The case is expected to go to the jury later today. Get the latest updates on 12News, SEENews and at www.erietvnews.com 

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