Closing arguments expected in student murder case

Closing arguments expected in student murder case

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) – Attorneys are expected to deliver their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Peru State College student whose body has never been found.

The defense rested its case Tuesday for Joshua Keadle, who’s accused of killing Tyler Thomas, 19.

Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near the southeast Nebraska campus.

Although her body was never found, the state issued a death certificate in 2013.

Defense attorneys have said there’s no proof she was a homicide victim.

A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday about what exposure to cold weather or water could do to someone.