Family and friends of Hannah Hill gathered at the gazebo next to Springfield Lake Sunday afternoon to remember Hannah Hill.
AKRON, Ohio - Prosecutors are expected to rest their case next week in the retrial of Denny Ross for the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hannah Hill.
More than 60 witnesses have testified for the state in the trial which has lasted 16 days so far.
On Wednesday, Michael Riley was called to the witness stand.
He testified Ross was his friend and the two drank beer, smoked pot and played video games at Ross' Springfield Township apartment on several occasions.
Riley said he got into two fights with Ross. During the second tussle, Riley said he broke Ross's arm. When Ross was arrested and appeared in court in 1999, his left arm was in a cast.
It's unclear whether prosecutors will try to argue that cast material was present on the victim or at the crime scene.
Hill was strangled and stuffed inside the trunk of her Geo Prism. Her body was found about a week after she was reported missing in the Akron neighborhood of Ellet.
Ross went on trial in 2000 for the killing, but the case ended in a mistrial.
Denny Ross murder case
After being convicted of the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill in Akron, Denny Ross is headed to prison for at least 19 more years.
A jury convicted him of a 1999 murder last week. This afternoon, a Summit County judge will sentence Denny Ross for the crime.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver met 18-year-old Hannah Hill in 1999 and warned her ' If you keep hanging with this crew, you will be dead in six months."
Jurors in Akron have found Denny Ross guilty of murdering Hannah Hill in 1999.
After deliberating for about five days, jurors have reached a verdict in the Akron retrial of Denny Ross for the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill.
"Hannah Hill was a bright, outgoing girl," said assistant prosecutor Matthew Meyer during closing arguments in the Denny Ross murder retrial. "Life was a non-stop party for Denny Ross and he liked to be the center of attention."
The woman who was beaten and raped by Denny Ross in 2004 testified she heard him say, "...she's dead. Not again," as she lie on the floor. Ross is being retried for the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill.
The ex-girlfriend of Denny Ross testifies under oath Thursday morning, without the jury present, telling the judge that Denny Ross choked her during rough sex.