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CEDAR RAPIDS — The defense wraps up its case Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Dimione Walker, who is charged with killing a Cedar Rapids man April 10 inside the Taboo Nightclub & Lounge.
Closing arguments will follow any testimony. The defense may have one or two witnesses starting at 9 a.m.
Walker, 29, of Coralville, is accused of fatally shooting Michael Valentine, 25, at the downtown Cedar Rapids club. Another man, Timothy Rush, 32, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with killing Nicole Owens, 35, and Marvin L. Cox, 31. Ten people were also injured in the shooting.
Walker is charged with first-degree murder, going armed with intent and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is claiming self-defense.
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