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Thursday, June 16, 2016

State Rests Case At Goodson Trial

The prosecution rested its case at around 4:15 yesterday after presenting 22 witnesses over the last five days.

The defense has already filed a written motion asking the judge for an acquittal on all charges.

That is a fairly standard practice at the mid-point of any trial.

Judge Barry Williams has given the prosecution the option of filing their own written response, and the motion will be considered in court when the trial resumes tomorrow morning at 9:30.

The judge also indicated that with the prosecution recessing now, the defense has said they will " truncate their case," meaning the defense case could go much shorter than planned.

It also raises question whether the defense will call Donta Allen, the second prisoner loaded into the van with Freddie Gray.


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