6:33 PM PT
The trial of a local man accused of murder is coming to a close.
Prosecutors and the defense took turns continuing closing arguments Friday morning.
After less than two weeks, the jury now will decide if Manual Bustamante is guilty of murder.
Bustamanate is accused of beating Kendall Smith to death with a baseball bat April 18th, 2012.
Prosecutor William Katz did his best to paint Bustamante as a ruthless drug dealer who sent his "thugs" to straighten Smith out after he "disrespected" him.
Katz said, "He didn't succeed in getting his heroin back. Kendall smith is collateral damage and he's dead."
The defense made strong claims against the lack of physical evidence tying Bustamante to the murder.
Bustamante's fingerprints were not found on the murder weapon. His shoe print was found at the scene. He urged the jury to not base their decision on whether or not they agreed with his drug use or dealing. But to decide whether or not he was guilty of the murder. Defense attorney John Erickson said, "You have to make this your decision based on the evidence you have, the evidence produced in court.We submit to you, that you cannot find Mr. Bustamante guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."
The prosecution had the last word and told the jurors Bustamante was a cold-blooded killer, whether he dealt the deadly blow or not. He was an accomplice and should be found guilty in the case.
Bustamante is also facing several felony drug-related charges.
The jury is recessed for the weekend. Deliberations are scheduled to resume on Tuesday.