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Closing arguments began Tuesday morning in the trial of Rufus Leonard Burks IV. Burkes is one of three men police charged in the slayings of Gloria Short,54; her son Caleb Short, 17; and grandaughter Gianna Lindsey, 10, in January 2016 in Columbus' Upatoi neighborhood. This is an excerpt of the closing argument from Assistant District Attorney Chris Williams. Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
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