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Doctor talks mental illness for Stanley Majors defense

The defense took their turn Monday as the Stanley Majors murder trial enters its second week. (KTUL)

The defense took their turn Monday as the Stanley Majors murder trial enters its second week. Defense attorneys call on doctors to testify on his behalf.

Majors is charged with killing his neighbor, Khalid Jabara in 2016.

Stanley Majors' mental state was the main topic on Monday. The defense has argued since day one that Majors was mentally insane at the time of the murder.

The defense called Dr. Jason Beaman to the stand. Beaman was brought in by the defense to evaluate Majors. He claims he met with Majors four times, once two weeks after the crime was committed. Dr. Beaman's says Majors had years untreated schizophrenia when he killed Jabara.

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The defense also dived into Majors' childhood, which they say was rough, filled with physical and sexual molestation from the age of eight to his early teens.

Defense attorneys also recount the hours leading up to the crime, saying Majors' behavior was unusual before, during and after the crime was committed.

Prosecutors pushed back though saying doctors didn't verify information Majors gave then and that the defendant could be lying about his testimony.

Despite all this, the Jabara family still believes this was premeditated, sparked by years of conflicts between them and Majors.

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The defense has one more witness to call to the stand which will take place Tuesday morning. The defense is expected to rest their case on Tuesday.

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