BREAKING : Jury expected to get former Martin mayor Federal Vote-Buying case today
A jury is expected to get the case of former Martin Mayor Ruth Thomasine Robinson this afternoon. Defense attorneys wrapped up their cases in quick fashion just before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. Court was expected to be in recess for around one hour before both prosecution and defense attorneys were scheduled to present closing arguments in the case. Robinson, her husband, step-son and three campaign workers were indicted on federal vote buying and civil rights conspiracy charges in December of 2013. Prosecutors say the charges came from the November 2012 general election for Martin Mayor in which Robinson was seeking re-election. Robinson lost the bid by three votes. Jury deliberations are expected to begin this afternoon and Q95 news will have details of the verdict in the case on our Friday newscast.