BUFFALO, NY-- Closing arguments have were heard Thursday in the trial of the man accused of murdering a Kenmore bar owner.
Prosecutors say Antonio Martin-Brown beat 62-year-old Vincent James Cottone to death in May of last year. They argued that the two were in a relationship and that Martin-Brown stole from the victim, which led to a violent argument.
Martin-Brown's attorneys have argued he was emotionally disturbed and want the charges reduced.
It's a non-jury trial, so the verdict will come from State Supreme Court Judge Russell Buscaglia. He's expected to render his decision on October 14.