Final witness takes stand in trial of two men accused of trying to kill Wyandotte Co. deputy

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Kansas City, Kan. detective with the FBI forensic lab took the stand on Thursday in the attempted capital murder trial of  Dyron King, 25, and Cecil Meggerson, 36, accused of shooting Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wood in the mouth and shoulder, twice in his upper chest, and three times in his abdomen in March 2015 at a 7-Eleven near 44th and Shawnee Drive.

The trial for the third suspect, Charles Bowser, 19, is scheduled to start in May.

Attorneys for both King and Meggerson rested their cases Thursday at about noon, then the last prosecution brought in the final witness.

Todd Taylor took jurors through a timeline of five robberies for which the suspects are accused. He meticulously pointed out clothing, gloves, shoes and weapons that were used in all the robberies and that were found on the suspects or in their homes. It was the prosecutors way of tying the suspects to the crimes. The suspects were wearing masks and witnesses could not identify them.

The final robbery occurred March 4, 2015, at the 7-Eleven, where Deputy Wood was shot seven times.

After the lunch break, jury members were to be brought back into the courtroom for attorneys to present their closing arguments. The jury could receive the case in the afternoon and begin deliberations.

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