Verdict awaited for man accused of killing marijuana peddler

WATERLOO, Iowa (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier) — A man accused of robbing and killing a marijuana peddler in Waterloo is waiting to hear what jurors say. The trial of 18-year-old Quintarius Brown began last week. He’s charged with robbery and first-degree murder for the slaying of Cedric “Skee” Craft on Dec. 11, 2017. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that a prosecutor said Brown and others had gone to Craft’s home and pretended to be interested in buying marijuana, and then Brown shot Craft in the face. Defense attorney Matthew Hoffey attacked the credibility of the state’s witnesses and told jurors there were inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case.