After six days of testimony, the Internet romance case of accused killer Theodore Manning was sent to a Richland County jury today shortly after 1 p.m.
Manning, 30, has been charged with murder in the May 2009 shooting death of Charlotte airlines employee Nikki McPhatter.
After he shot and killed McPhatter during an angry argument at his Bluff Road house, Manning confessed to the jury, he and another girlfriend drove McPhatters car with her body stuffed in the trunk to a rural Fairfield County site.
There, they burned the car and body, Manning testified Tuesday.
But Manning blamed another girlfriend, Kendra Goodman, for manipulating him into disposing of the body and burning it.