Lights & Sirens has learned attorneys gave closing arguments today in the trial of Neil Richard Larsen. Jurors got the case late this afternoon.
Larsen is charged with homicide by watercraft and four counts of watercraft assault in a Sept. 29, 2008, collision on Lake Tapps that killed Ron Scott.
Testimony began about two weeks ago.
Prosecutors contend Larsen had been drinking and was speeding when his boat slammed into Scott’s vessel that night. Larsen’s lawyer argues Scott had been drinking himself and parked his boat at the end of a narrow channel with its lights off.
We’re monitoring deliberations and will report a verdict when the jury comes back.