Prosecutors, attorneys rest cases in murder trial of 18-year-old man

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The state and defense rested their cases in the murder trial of an 18-year-old man.

Kenneth Robinson faces charges in connection with the deadly shooting of Kedena Brown on Mother's Day in 2015.

Robinson was 15 years old at the time of the shooting. He decided not to testify at his own trial.

Robinson's defense attorney says she's had several conversations with her client over the last few weeks.

His family also spoke to him earlier Wednesday afternoon before that decision was made.

While we don't know what was said, Robinson did verbally say in court he would not be testifying.

The defense also did not call any witnesses in the trial.

Also on Wednesday, testimony was heard from North Charleston police Officers, and crime scene investigators about a number of shootings that happened in the Dorchester Waylyn neighborhood around the time of Brown's shooting case.

One witness testified about the gang violence in that neighborhood and how Brown's death was a tragic result of that violence.

Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday morning with the defense going first.

The jury is expected to start deliberating before noon.

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