Closing arguments take place Friday in the Steven Mandell murder-conspiracy trial.
The prosecution and defense each have 40 minutes to make their cases.
Prosecutors say Mandell viewed life as something to be squeezed and drained, and held up a .22 caliber luger.
The jury may even start deliberations after lunch.
On Thursday, the former Chicago police officer testified in his own defense.
He denied he would have carried-out the abduction, torture and grisly murder of a businessman from Riverside. He also rejected accusations he lied to the court, the f-b-i, and his wife.
But on Friday, the prosecution said Mandell paid too much attention to detail to not move ahead with the plot.