Jury hears closing arguments in Jaime Tinoco case

Jaime Tinoco in court as lawyers presented their closing arguments in his trial on June 9, 2017. (KOIN)
Jaime Tinoco in court as lawyers presented their closing arguments in his trial on June 9, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Closing arguments were presented Friday in the trial of the man accused of killing Nicole Laube in 2014.

People packed a Beaverton church Thursday to remember Nicole Laube, the mother of four who was stabbed to death while working at Timber Creek Apartments. (KOIN 6)
People packed a Beaverton church Thursday to remember Nicole Laube, the mother of four who was stabbed to death while working at Timber Creek Apartments. (KOIN 6)

Jaime Tinoco’s trial started Tuesday in a Washington County court. A jury of 3 men and 11 women have heard testimony from prosecutors and defense.

It was an emotional day in court for the victim’s family as they listened to lawyers make their case one last time.

In a taped confession played during the prosecution’s open statements, Tinoco confessed he “was thinking about doing the same thing” to Laube as he did to a woman he was convicted of raping outside Autzen Stadium after a football game in September 2014.

Tinoco’s attorneys argued there is no DNA evidence linking him to Laube’s murder and he was pressured into confessing.

The case is now in the hands of the jury but a verdict is not expected until early next week.

Previous KOIN.com coverage of the Jaime Tinoco cases