Our reporter Doug Donovan is sending updates from the coutroom throughout the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon.
Major surprise this morning! The state rested at 10:53 a.m. without calling Ronald Libscomb.
Prosecutors called one witness, a Circuit City representative, this morning. The company official walked the jury through records that showed how Dixon and her driver, Howard Dixon (no relation), spent gift cards in December 2006 that had been purchased by Ronald Lipscomb's employee, Randell Finney.
The defense had no questions. After a few minutes of paperwork the state rested.
The jury was excused until 1 p.m. Once the jury had left Dixon lawyer Dale Kelberman asked for an acquittal. But the judge called for a five minute break.