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Closing arguments slated in 2014 slaying on Interstate 81

August 5, 2019

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a West Virginia man accused of gunning down a motorist on Interstate 81 more than 5½ years ago.

PennLive.com reports that defense attorneys for 42-year-old John Strawser Jr. of Terra Alta presented no evidence after prosecutors rested their case.

Prosecutors in Franklin County charged Strawser with first-degree murder in the January 2014 death of 28-year-old Timothy Davison.

Police say Davison was driving home to Maine when a pickup truck driver started firing at him, rammed his SUV, forcing it onto a median, and then circled back and shot him again.

Two ex-friends said Strawser had threatened them and they were driving in a similar vehicle on I-81. The defense has questioned why it took them 16 months to come forward.

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Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com

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