A Telephone Call Made From Jail Is Focus in Murder Trial Thursday

Thursday was day three of the Jacobie Brockett trial in Pitt County. Assistant District Attorney Glenn Perry introduced a telephone recording between Jacobie, who was in the Pitt County Jail, and his brother where Jacobie discussed turning down a plea agreement and wanting to take his chances in court. The prosecution also contends certain language in the recording suggests Jacobie threatened a witness in the case, who now refuses to come to court for fear of being harmed. But the judge in the case says he needs more evidence before he's ready to say threats were what kept the witness out of court. Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases Thursday. Closing arguments will begin Friday morning, and the case will then be handed to the jury.