Banners 728 Top



Conner case in the hands of the jury

(As expected, Conner Case goes to Jury)…Closing arguments took up most of the day Tuesday.

By the end of the day, the case was turned over to the jury. Officials say a verdict could be returned as early as Wednesday or Thursday. In their closing arguments, the defense pointed out what they felt were discrepancies in the victims and witness testimony, as well as in the investigation of the allegations and the District Attorney’s handling of the case. The Prosecution said nobody involved had any reason to make anything up or lie. Joe Conner is facing several charges of molestation. Two of the charges were dismissed earlier, and another remained in place. Conner is on administrative leave as coach of the Southwest High School football team, he is a youth pastor, and had also worked at the Navy Base. A large contingency of supporters have attended the weeklong trial.