• Shriver Brothers Trial: Defense rests after both brothers take stand

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    ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Gage and Dakota Shriver are accused of running over Noelle New and Maranda Talley in 2015 
    • New died and Talley was seriously injured. 
    • The state's rested Wednesday
    • Defense spent more than three hours cross examining the Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident reconstructionist on Wednesday before the trial went on break.
    • After testimony from both brothers, the defense rested on Thursday. Closing arguments will begin Friday.
    • FOX23 is in the courtroom and will update as we learn more
    • WATCH the videos above for updates from testimony

    The trial in the case against two Verdigris brothers charged with second-degree murder after a deadly hit and run is under way.

    SEE MORE: Court documents reveal details of deadly crash

    Gage and Dakota Shriver are accused of running over two teenage girls in 2015. Noelle New died and Maranda Talley was seriously injured. The brothers’ mother is also accused of removing evidence from the crash. 

    The state rested Wednesday, and the defense asked for some charges to be dismissed against the brothers. A judge, however, said the charges will stand.

    Dakota Shriver took the stand in the afternoon Wednesday.

    Thursday morning, he told jurors "I'm tired of lying."

    He declined to number the lies he told investigators, but admitted he and his brother were intoxicated when the crash happened. He denied being drunk, however. 

    Dakota testified for a total of 5 hours. 

    His brother and fellow suspect, Gage, testified for several hours on Thursday. 

    In the first week of the trial Maranda Talley testified and talked about what happened, and the 911 call was played for jurors. A first responder also testified.

    Noelle New's mother testified about her daughter's life and the crash that killed her. 

    Video interviews the Shriver brothers gave after being arrested is expected to be played for the Jury on Thursday.

    Seven women and five men are on the jury. 

    SEE MORE: Trial date set for 2015 hit and run case

    Dakota Shriver’s attorneys filed a jurisdiction motion asking the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds that he’s Native American and that it happened on tribal land. The judge dismissed that motion.


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