Weston trial completed; verdict delayed

The jury trial for a Missouri man charged more than three years ago with grooming, traveling to meet a minor and child pornography was completed on Thursday evening, but a verdict won't come for about a week.

The one-day trial for Shelby Weston, 45, ended early Thursday evening after prosecutors and Weston's attorney delivered closing arguments.

But, Judge Kimberly Koester gave Weston's attorney, Monroe McWard, 10 days to file additional arguments, with a verdict in the case coming after she considers those arguments.

Weston was initially charged with grooming and traveling to meet a minor after online conversations with a local 16-year-old female.

Child pornography charges were filed after law enforcement discovered photos and videos of underage females on his cell phone. Those included explicit photos from the local female.

Coverage of the trial is in next week's issue.

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