Both sides have rested in the Jordan Ballard murder case.

The jury will have to decide whether they think Ballard had reason to fear for his life when he shot and killed Justyn Simmons on April 21, 2015, and shot at Victor Simmons.

Already facing a 10-year federal prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm by having the gun that killed Justyn Simmons, Ballard could face up to life in prison if convicted of the murder charge. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge that he laid in wait and killed Justyn Simmons outside of a home that Ballard shared with his girlfriend in the 600 block of West Monterey Street in Denison. The state contends Ballard shot and killed Justyn Simmons and fired on Victor Simmons, who was with him.