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State rests case in Horn capital murder trial

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Horn, 37, is charged with kidnapping and murdering 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall in March of 2010. Horn, 37, is charged with kidnapping and murdering 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall in March of 2010.
Justin Bloxom and his mother, Amy (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher/Facebook) Justin Bloxom and his mother, Amy (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher/Facebook)
Brian Horn's cab, shortly after it was taken into evidence in March 2010. Brian Horn's cab, shortly after it was taken into evidence in March 2010.
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) -

The state has rested its case in the capital murder trial of Brian Horn.

Horn, 37, is charged with kidnapping and murdering 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall in March of 2010.

Prosecutors say Horn posed as a 15-year-old girl to entice Bloxom via text to meet up with him for sex.

The boy's body was found in a wooded area off Highway 171 on March 31, 2014.

Earlier in the day, an expert witness for the prosecution testified that Bloxom's prints were found on the cab that Horn was driving at the time.

Prosecutors also called to the stand law enforcement officials who worked on the case. Desoto Parish investigator Robert Davidson, who questioned Horn during his arrest, noted he was distant and would take 8 to 10 seconds before answering questions, and that he denied knowing anything about a missing 12-year-old boy.

The defense is expected to begin making their case to the jury first thing Wednesday morning.

The jury heard testimony from Dr. James Trailor. He's the forensics pathologist who performed Bloxom's autopsy. He told the jury that Justin died from being smothered. The jury could start deliberating by Friday.

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