Toddler murder trial continues in Muskogee


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Updated: 3/04/2013 9:13 am Published: 3/01/2013 8:38 pm


On Friday, testimony continued in the murder trial of a Muskogee man accused of murdering a toddler four days before Christmas two years ago. 

Police say Elbert Lee Meeks shot into a home and a bullet struck two-year-old Ja’cion Logan in the head, killing the child. 

Prosecutors showed a 70-minute long video of Meeks taken at the Muskogee Police Station in the moments after he was first arrested. Police also explained to jurors how they built their case against Meeks.  The defense attorney for Meeks has asserted his client was not involved in the shooting and social media records will confirm that.

Vickie Ragsdale, Ja’cion’s grandmother, has been at the Muskogee County Courthouse each of the last two days. 

“I do want to be there, because I want to know what’s going on,” Ragsdale told FOX23.

She’s watching the trial of Elbert Lee Meeks and reliving a nightmare. On Friday, she invited FOX23 reporter Adam Paluka into her home, and she showed him the ways big and small she has memorialized her grandson.

“I don’t know if closure is possible,” she said.

The trial is a welcome sign this ordeal could soon come to an end. Something she says she desperately wants.

“I do look at the jurors when some of the testimonies are going on, I’ll look at their facial expressions to see if it’s touching them any.”

She is trying to stay positive and focused on Ja’cions memory as she sits and watches this trial unfold. She is not even turning a cold shoulder to the family of the man accused of killing her grandson.

“I did talk to (Elbert Lee Meeks’) mother today. In fact, we hugged each other, because I lost someone and she could possibly be losing her son to the system.”

She says no matter what outcome jurors deliver, “It won’t be the end of it, because I am still going to feel like I am missing everything with Ja’cion not being here, but it’s one step I don’t have to face again.”

Testimony in the trial is scheduled to continue on Monday.

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BrideyMurphy - 3/2/2013 10:38 PM
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Why isn't this puke in jail? Can someone tell me that?
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