CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The jury in the triple murder trial of Justin Hurd listened as the prosecution and defense delivered their closing arguments.

Hurd is charged with the murders of three people prosecutors said died as a result of a drug-related robbery in 2008.

Hurd is not putting on any defense to the charges and did not take the stand in his own defense.

His attorney, Carl Grant, told the jury that Hurd was not putting on a defense because the prosecution has failed to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Remember the rule. You don't know it because they didn't prove it, Grant told the jury.

The defense ridiculed the prosecution's use of jail inmates who claimed to have talked to Hurd about the murders of Kevin Young and Kinshasa Wagstaff.

Their bodies were found in a burned out home on Patricia Ryan Drive.

The body of Wagstaff's niece, Jasmine Hines was later found in a ditch next to an abandoned white Toyota in Huntersville.

Grant said the jail inmates were looking to win favor with prosecutors in return for their testimony.

There is no ear for a jailhouse snitch to come in here and manufacture a lie.

Prosecutor Clayton Jones, who delivered the state's closing argument, told the jury, This case is different from any other case.

Jones said that DNA from plastic bottles found in the house and DNA from the steering wheel of that Toyota matched the DNA to Hurd and placed him at both crime scenes.

A typical murder has got fingerprints. A typical homicide has got eyewitnesses. Folks, this is no typical murder, said Jones.

The defense argued that there was no way for the jury to tell how long the DNA had been on the evidence items.

If you are so convinced that your DNA is so strong, why do you have to reach into the gutter of the federal prison to find a snitch to come help you out? Grant asked the jury.

The jury is expected to begin deliberating the case Friday morning.

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