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Trial for Man Accused of 2012 Beating Death of West Union Man Goes to Jury

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The William Murray murder trial has now gone to the jury.

Prosecutors said Murray and Clayton Collins killed Thomas Blankenship, 20, with a wrench last year and buried his body in Barbour County.

In closing arguments, the defense said evidence shows Murray never picked up the wrench that was used to kill Blankenship.

It also said Collins' statements could not be true.

The jury is expected to return a verdict Tuesday.