The Felony Larceny trial for Sheridan resident Miranda Mraz spilled over into the weekend. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.
After calling two witnesses to the stand Saturday morning, the Defense rested its case shortly after 9 am. During closing arguments, Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa began by saying what he said to open the trial, that this was a case of theft and deception and that the State's evidence showed that there were lies within her lies when referring to the defendant. LaRosa also stated that there was a silent witness in the case, which was the alarm system that provided overwhelming evidence that Mraz was the one who emptied the safe of the Eagles Club at 5th and Main on the morning of April 21st 2012.
The history and activity logs showed that Mraz was at the Eagles twice that morning, something that she failed to mention to Police in several interviews.
Defense Attorney Hardy Tate closed by reiterating the notion that someone could have been in the building prior to Mraz showing up for work that morning. During rebuttal, LaRosa said that the State time and time again showed that with the various motion sensors within the building, it would have been impossible for someone to have hidden in the building during the overnight, as there was no motion activity reported on the alarm history log.
After deliberating for an hour and seven minutes, the Jury came back with a “Guilty” verdict. Fourth Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman ordered that a pre-sentence investigation be conducted. Sentencing will take place shortly after the PSI has been completed. Felony Larceny is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, or any combination of both.