Nearly three decades ago in the fall of 1984 a 25-year- old man was murdered in Atlantic City and Wednesday afternoon the man who officials say committed the killing heard the closing arguments in his fourth trial.
Brian Wilson was only 19 when when 25-year-old Zebadee Newmones was gunned down and left to die on the corner of Arctic and Indiana Avenues in Atlantic City in 1984.
Brian Wilson has been a suspect in the case since the beginning but was not found until 2002.
Now, four trials later, Wilson,47, took the stand Wednesday afternoon, saying he was not in Atlantic City when the killing happened and he is a suspect based on rumors.
"From the very beginning when he realized someone had indicated he had nothing to do with the death of Mr. Newmones. That remains his position regardless of the outcome of this matter," attorney Lee Hughes said.
While Wilson maintains his innocence the state brought in several witnesses who all continue to point their finger at Wilson after 28 years.
"This shooting had one purpose and one purpose only. It wasn't to hurt Zebadee, It wasn't to scare, it wasn't to scar zebadee, it was to kill zebadee."
Wilson was brought to trial in 2004, which ended with a hung jury, his second in 2006 was a mistrial, and it was 2008 when Wilson was convicted of murder.
However, based on rulings of the judge there was an appeal remand.
Jurors are now in Deliberations.
Wilson is currently serving a 65- year sentence from his 2008 conviction.