Jury to hear closing arguments in murder case of Mahoning County teen
Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Tuesday for an Alliance, Ohio man accused of murdering a Mahoning County teenager more than a decade ago.
Robert Moore, 52, rejected a plea deal in May in the case of Glenna Jean White, who went missing in June 2009 after visiting Moore’s home, according to investigators.
Police said White, then 16-years-old, was there to meet a teenage girlfriend of hers, but then left with Moore that night and was never seen again.
Since White has never been found, prosecutors need to convince a jury that White was murdered and that Moore is the person who committed the crime.
In mid-May, Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Maureen Sweeney ruled that prosecutors would be able to let the jury know that White had previously accused Moore of attempting to rape her before her disappearance.