|Robert Stewart, on trial for his life.|
Judge Webb rejected submitting lesser crimes to the jury (voluntary or involuntary manslaughter). Judge Webb also made clear that the burden was on the State to convince the jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mr. Stewart's actions were self-directed, rather than committed in an unconscious state created by Ambien. Automatism is a well documented side-effect of Ambien. See some info on it here.
Presumably, closings will be completed today and the jury will be charged and begin deliberating tomorrow. If the jury returns a verdict of guilty of 1st degree murder, a sentencing hearing will begin to determine if he should receive death or life without the possibility of parole.