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Jury returns with a unanimous guilty verdict against Earnest Daise

Closing arguments are underway in the Earnest Daise capital murder trial. Closing arguments are underway in the Earnest Daise capital murder trial.
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Closing arguments were given Thursday in the Earnest Daise capital murder trial.

The jury returned from deliberation early this afternoon with a unanimous guilty verdict against Daise.

The defense rested its case early Thursday, only calling two witnesses to testify, and none Thursday morning.

The defense argued that burglary could be the reason behind Jeanine Mullen and her four year old son, Waltfredo's death.

They also said investigators never considered any other suspects other than the defendant.

Solicitor Duffie Stone already stated in his opening argument that Daise came there with the intent to kill, not burglarize the home.

The judge asked Daise in court Thursday morning, without the jury present, if he would testify, but he refused.

Earnest Daise could face either life in prison without parole or the death penalty if a jury returns a unanimous guilty verdict.

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