Man accused of bank robbery compares self to revolutionary colonists
An Australian man who says he robbed a bank in Jackson on New Year's Eve so he could give money to the homeless is urging a jury to find him not guilty.
Corey Donaldson says he robbed the US Bank in Jackson of more than $140,000 by telling the manager that a Mexican cartel was ready blow up the building.
In closing arguments Thursday, Donaldson told jurors that his actions were similar to those of colonists who broke British laws by starting the American Revolution.
Donaldson presented no evidence in his own defense.
Prosecutor Todd Shugart urged the jury to convict Donaldson, saying there was no doubt about his guilt.
Shugart pointed out some of the cash was in envelopes addressed to Donaldson's relatives when he was arrested in Utah.
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