Closing arguments are next in trial of man accused of killing Main Line model

Jim Melwert
May 08, 2019 - 5:58 pm
Jonathan Harris and Christina Kraft

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Testimony has wrapped in the trial of the man who killed a model in her Ardmore condo last summer.

Jonathan Harris admitted to police that he killed Christina Kraft in her condo near Suburban Station after the two met in Center City, and he is not disputing that confession. 

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But his attorney said he is arguing against first-degree murder, pointing to Harris' statement where he said the two went back to her apartment to sell her cocaine, but things "got out of hand," and he killed her. 

Prosecutors, however, cast doubt on Harris' version of events, as toxicology reports show while Kraft’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, she did not have cocaine or any other drugs in her system.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty, if convicted of first-degree murder. Harris would get life in prison without parole.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning.