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Closing arguments begin in Bryan Hulsey murder trial

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The jury will soon start deliberating in the trial of a man accused of killing a Glendale police officer.

Anthony Holly was shot and killed back in 2007 during a traffic stop.

Seven long years -- now the jury has heard closing arguments in the Bryan Hulsey murder trial.

Attorneys for both sides took all day presenting their closing arguments and they still aren't finished.  Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their closings Thursday morning.

"That first shot is the shot that killed Officer Holly," said prosecutor Juan Martinez, who spent hours trying to convince the jury they should find Hulsey guilty of killing the Glendale police officer.

"Everybody knows that if you have a gun, there are things that are called bullets in it and when these bullets are shot out, they're designed to kill.. there is no doubt that's what they're for," said Martinez.

Hulsey is accused of shooting and killing Holly after stepping out of a car that had been pulled over for speeding and not having a license plate.  Through the trial, defense attorneys have argued that it was Hulsey's partner, Officer David Goitia, who shot Holly during the confusion of the stop.

"Officer Goitia cannot perceive of a situation in which he would have shot his partner.  Nobody wants to perceive of that situation.. later he's describing the situation and he can't perceive of a situation where he thinks he fired that shot," said defense attorney Michael Reeves.

Defense attorneys reminded jurors they should look at all evidence before making a decision.

"If you look at me straight on, you perceive I might be a man with a full head of hair, but if you see me from a different angle, you might know that I'm slightly challenged.. perception depends on your point of view," said Reeves.

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