Tennessee jury given case of slain Green Beret soldier Frederic Nicholas Moses

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Circuit Court jury in Clarksville has been given the case of a man accused of murdering a fellow Green Beret soldier.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/16j3JYV ) said the jury deliberating a verdict on a second-degree murder charge for 28-year-old Benjamin Schweitzer will consider lesser charges.

Schweitzer is accused of killing 26-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Frederic Nicholas "Nic" Moses of the 5th Special Forces Group on March 15, 2012, and with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with shots fired at police who responded.

Assistant District Attorney Art Bieber said in closing Thursday the state proved that Schweitzer killed Moses knowingly and intentionally.

But defense lawyer Chase Smith said there was no motive or ill will proven and that what happened was not murder but homicide.

The 26-year-old Moses was from St. Charles, Mo.

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Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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