In his closing argument, Thomas stressed the phone-bill discrepancies, the absence of some physical evidence from Carrillo's home, and Diana Carrillo's assertion that Mashayekhi had been to the house before. Thomas also said Mashayekhi's claim that Carrillo was trying to get back at him for snitching years ago was not credible. "If you even try to connect the dots in the most loose way, it doesn't make any sense," Thomas said.
In the end, Thomas' arguments didn't sway Klar from scheduling the case for a jury trial. "The credibility of this witness [Mashayekhi] is not in doubt by this court," Klar said. "There wasn't much of anything I noticed that would make me raise my eyebrow and doubt his truthfulness."