Jury gets gun case of father of teen who shot classmates
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury has begun deliberating whether the father of the Washington high school shooter is guilty of illegally having firearms.
Lawyers on both sides gave their closing arguments in the Raymond Fryberg trial on Monday. He is charged with six counts of illegally possessing guns.
Fryberg’s son, Jaylen, used one of those firearms to fatally shoot four friends and then himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 24.
Prosecutors say Fryberg was the subject of a 2002 domestic violence protection order, which prohibited him from having guns. They say he lied on federal forms when he bought the guns.
Fryberg’s lawyers say he was never served the protection order and didn’t know he couldn’t have firearms.
Fryberg didn’t testify in his defense and his lawyers called no witnesses.