Rising to rebut Sam Adam Jr.'s closing argument, prosecutor Shauna Boliker told jurors, "this is not a whodunit. It's a 'he did it'."
"The one thing they can't get out from under is that videotape," Boliker said. "They can't, because you're not going to let them do that."
Adam argued passionately for about an hour, quoting sources from Corinthians to Ralph Cramden, sweat dripping from his face. Boliker was more measured. But one by one, she took aim at questions Adam had raised about the prosecution's case.
First, she urged jurors not to forget the 14 witnesses who identified the girl on the tape — and said none of them had testified for "pleasure."
"Maybe they haven't seen her in six or seven years, but they identified her in that period of time," Boliker said.
"These people came before you because they knew what was right," she added.
Boliker said the prosecution did not need to call the alleged victim as a witness, saying, "we have, in fact, respectfully proven this case without" her.
She mocked the defense's video expert, Charles Palm, calling him a "self-proclaimed real estate mogul/engineer who picked this up as a hobby."
"You know what's on that tape. You know it's vile. You know it's disgusting. And you know it's Robert Kelly," Boliker said.
After Boliker finished her rebuttal, Judge Vincent Gaughan read the jury instructions aloud. The jury began deliberating at 2:30 p.m.