Closing arguments underway in Rainbow City murder trial

RAINBOW CITY, AL (WBRC) - Closing arguments are underway in the capital murder trial of a Rainbow City man.

Last week, jurors convicted Timothy Boyle of capital murder in the 2005 beating death of his girlfriends daughter, two-year-old Savannah White.

On Monday morning, Boyle took the stand to describe his own life as a victim of child abuse and drug and alcohol addictions.

Jurors will decide whether to recommend a sentence of life in prison or death by lethal injection.