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Prosecutor tells jury: 4 women were killed, treated like 'garbage' by Detroit-area man

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FILE -- In a June 8, 2012, file photo James Brown listens as his preliminary hearing is delayed on June 8, 2012, in Sterling Heights, Mich. Closing arguments are next in the trial of the Detroit-area man charged with killing four women who met him online. Brown is accused of killing the women in pairs on different days at his Sterling Heights home. Their bodies soon were discovered in cars in a Detroit neighborhood in December 2011. Final arguments in the three-week trial are set for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit News,Todd McInturf ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT (The Associated Press)

A prosecutor says a Detroit-area man killed four women whom he met online and dumped their bodies like "garbage" in a run-down neighborhood.

Jurors are hearing closing arguments Thursday in the trial of James Brown, who is charged with first-degree murder in Macomb County court.

The 25-year-old Brown is accused of killing the women in pairs at his Sterling Heights home. Their bodies were discovered in cars in Detroit in December 2011.

The victims met Brown through, which carries personal ads for people looking for sex.

Brown admits getting rid of the bodies but told police he didn't kill the women. Defense attorney Jeff Cojocar told jurors that experts don't know exactly how they died.

The victims are Renisha Landers, Demesha Hunt, Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary.

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