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Closing arguments begin Friday in Cargill trial

Closing arguments begin Friday morning in the case of an East Texas mother accused of killing her child's baby sitter. 

Kimberly Cargill is charged with killing Cherry Walker, allegedly to keep her from testifying in Cargill's child custody case. 

Final testimony wrapped up Thursday morning with the prosecution calling rebuttal witnesses. Dr. Richard Ulrich was Cherry Walker's neurologist. 

He testified that Cherry did suffer from seizures; however, he says they weren't severe. Wednesday, Kim Cargill told the jury that Cherry died in her car after a seizure. 

"I think it's unlikely with a patient who has had many seizures over the years and they've been observed and she came back in a reasonable period of time to have that sudden unexplained death with that story," testified Dr. Ulrich. 

The prosecution then called Cherry's caretaker, Paula Wheeler, to the stand. Wheeler testified she talked to Cherry on the night she died before Cargill picked her up for dinner.  

Closing arguments will begin Friday morning and are expected to last for several hours. After that, Cargill's case will be in the jury's hands. The future of Cargill's life is ultimately their decision. 

Before closing arguments begin, a decision is also expected on whether jurors can consider a first-degree murder charge instead of capital murder. 
     
If Kimberly Cargill is convicted of capital murder, she could face the death penalty. 

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