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Jury deliberations will likely get underway tomorrow in Rochester man's murder trial.

The prosecution rested its case today and closing arguments will be presented tomorrow in the trial of 25-year-old Ayub Iman. He faces a second-degree murder charge for his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old Garad Roble. The Rochester man was found shot to death "execution-style" along a rural road near the southeast edge of Rochester in the early morning hours of March 5, 2019.

The criminal complaint against Iman says used cell phone tracking technology to allegedly link him to the murder. The prosecution told the jury the evidence put Iman at the scene of the fatal shooting and at the site where the murder weapon was later recovered.

Olmsted County ADC photo
Olmsted County ADC photo

Another Rochester man, 32-year-old Muhidin Abukar, also faces a second-degree murder charge in the case. He is scheduled to stand trial for a second time in May. His first trial, which took place last December, ended with a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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