Fate of Shannon Siders suspects in the hands of the jury

Posted at 5:47 PM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 17:47:38-04

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. -- Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the joint trials of Paul and Matthew Jones, the brothers charged with killing 18 year old Shannon Siders in the Summer of 1989.

Her body wasn't found until months later in the Manistee National Forest near Newaygo.

During Wednesday's closing arguments,  defense attorneys Rick Prysock and Paul Stablein, argued that the prosecution has no scientific evidence to implicate the defendants.  Meanwhile, the prosecution made up of William Rollstin of the Attorney General's office and Newaygo County Prosecutor Bob Springstead, focused much of their attention on the men, who were 17 and 19 at the time of the murder.

They say lied about dropping off Siders at her home that July evening.

The jury can return with a guilty charge of First Degree murder, Second Degree murder or not guilty.