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Cop on trial for allegedly killing girlfriend could know fate today

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 8:52 AM

The police Constable on trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend at the Errol Flynn Marina in Portland nearly three years ago could know his fate today.

Lincoln McKoy is accused of shooting his former lover Jessica King to death on August 14, 2013.

Yesterday prosecutors and the attorney representing McKoy wrapped up their case, paving the way for closing arguments to begin.

Lead prosecutor Paula Llewellyn urged the seven-member jury not to give McKoy a chance simply because he is a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Llewellyn painted McKoy as a lover scorned and asked jurors not to feel sorry for him, saying there was no legal justification for his alleged action.

Prosecutors have led evidence that King was shot in the forehead and neck almost at point blank range.

McKoy also suffered gunshot wounds to the head and throat during the incident.

However, he denied any involvement in his former girlfriend's death and insisted that he did not harm himself.

McKoy's attorney will begin his closing arguments this morning and the case could go to the jury later today.