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Jury Will Hear Closing Arguments Today In Bravo Trial

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Pedro Bravo watches the jury exit for a lunch break from the witness stand following his testimony during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)
Pedro Bravo watches the jury exit for a lunch break from the witness stand following his testimony during Bravo’s murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)” credit=” 

Day 10 of the Pedro Bravo trial will begin at 8:30 am today.

Bravo took the stand yesterday, despite his counsel’s multiple statements that he would not testify in his own defense.

Throughout the day he spent hours on the stand disputing the state’s case.

During his testimony, Bravo explained that the Gatorade and over the counter drugs that the prosecution believes were for Christian Aguilar were actually for his own suicide.

Bravo said that his friend was alive after their fight, and that he does not know how Aguilar’s body got to Levy county.

Yesterday was the last day of testimony. Bravo was the only witness the defense presented to testify.

Closing arguments and jury instructions begin today.

Watch the live stream of the trial at WUFT.org and follow gavel-to-gavel coverage on Twitter  @WUFTPedroBravo.

About Gary W. Green

Gary W. Green is the Digital Director of University of Florida's Innovation News Center and Deputy News Editor of WUFT News. Follow him at @garywgreen. You can reach him at 352-294-1502.

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