Family and friends testified Brian Golsby confessed in death of Reagan Tokes

Closing arguments will begin Tuesday in the death penalty case against murder suspect Brian Golsby. (WSYX/WTTE)

Closing arguments will begin Tuesday in the death penalty case against murder suspect Brian Golsby.

On Monday, the mother of Golsby’s young daughter and his close friend took the stand to testify about their series of jailhouse visits made after his arrest and killing of OSU student Reagan Tokes.

In their own separate testimonies, both women said Golsby showed up to their homes last February driving a car he claimed to have bought from a coworker. They said they later saw the same car on the news in connection to the death of Tokes as it was her car and still missing.

Once Golsby was arrested for the death of Tokes, friend Brittney Stepp testified she visited Golsby more than a dozen time in jail. During her last visit, she said Golsby confessed.

“He said he raped her, he shot her and he killed her at the park,” Stepp testified through tears. “He looked at me. He said, ‘Sorry. I got scared.’”

Golsby then told the judge Monday he would not be testifying in his own defense. The judge told jurors they’d likely start deliberating before noon Tuesday. If a verdict is not reached, the jury will be sequestered until a decision is made.

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