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Teen murder trial: Prosecutors making final arguments before case goes to jury

Joshua Lelevier charged with killing 13 year old stepdaughter
Posted: 1:00 PM, Nov 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 03:19:53Z

TUCSON, Ariz. - Josh Lelevier was a man sexually obsessed with his 13 year old stepdaughter Jayden Glomb -- so obsessed that he planted secret cameras to catch her naked in the bathroom.

That's a key assertion by prosecutor Jonathan Mosher as he tried to convince a jury to find Lelevier guilty of murdering the girl.

Final arguments are underway in the case. It's expected to go to the jury late today or early tomorrow.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Jayden Glomb had texted a friend when she caught Lelevier slipping a camera phone under her bathroom door. She told the friend she was terrified and would tell her mother but there is no evidence she ever did.

On the witness stand Lelevier said he thought Jayden Glomb was drinking alcohol so he planted cameras to try to catch her in the bathroom.

He said he stopped watching as soon as he realized he was catching intimate pictures of his stepdaughter but prosecutors say computer forensics show he accessed the video files again and again and set cameras at angles likely to catch intimate views of the young girl.

Prosecutors do not have direct evidence Lelevier strangled Jayden Glomb but have presented evidence her blood was found in one of the family cars. They say that, the secret cameras and indications Lelevier tried to hide evidence should be enough to convict.

Previously:

Trial begins for man accused of killing 13-year-old stepdaughter

New photos released in Lelevier case

Joshua Lelevier tells detectives what happened the night his stepdaughter went missing

Mother of Jayden Glomb finalizes divorce , gives birth