Closing arguments to begin for Nashid Porter’s murder trial

Nashid Porter in murder trial in 2016 (Photo: Hannah Patrick)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the murder trial for a man representing himself.

Nashid Porter is charged with the 2012 murder of Brian Grant. He told a judge Monday, he would not be participating in the trial even though he is representing himself. He told the judge he thinks the trial is unconstitutional.

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At the end of the day Wednesday, the state finished its testimony. Porter told the court he would not testify and would not call any witnesses.

The jury is expected to come back after 1:00 p.m. today. The state will present its closing arguments.

Porter told his standby counsel this morning that he does not want to come back into the courtroom. Porter plead the 5th amendment telling the judge he will not call on witness, testify or offer a closing argument.

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