ORLANDO, Fla. — This trial is for Dixon's death only. A jury must decide whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The state has rested its rebuttal case. Closing arguments are slated to begin Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
But Judge Leticia Marques did not agree with the reason for the objection.
The state objected to one video. The jury was ordered back to the courtroom.
The prosecution cross-examined Dr. Michael Scott Maher.
The prosecution asked Maher whether he cleared Markeith Loyd as competent to stand trial.
"He did not meet the criteria for legal insanity," Maher said.
Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway asked if PTSD affected Markeith Loyd.
The defense's first witness, Cornelius McCree. He is Markeith Loyd's cousin and grew up with him. McCree's testimony lasted about two minutes. He described growing up poor and skipping school with Loyd.
Testimony is slated to continue today at 9 a.m. Defense attorneys plan to put three other doctors on the stand during the penalty phase before going to the jury.
The state rested its case Monday after calling a handful of witnesses, including an Orlando police officer and a probation officer. Loyd's siblings also took the stand. Click here to read in-depth coverage of Monday's testimony.
Before court wrapped for the day, Markeith Loyd addressed Judge Leticia Marques, objecting to an email that was sent to her about his alleged brain damage. He believed the information should have been shared with a jury and not her, at one point telling her to "go on about your business," before giving a head nod to cameras.
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