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Prosecutors Close to Resting in Pasco Murder Trial

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PASCO, Wash.- After nearly three weeks into a murder trial, prosecutors plan to rest their case on Monday.

Tashia Stuart returned to the Franklin County courtroom Thursday where Washington State Patrol Crime Lab specialists continue detailing 100 pieces of evidence. Prosecutors have called about 30 witnesses.

Defense attorneys say Stuart, accused of murdering her mother, Judy Hebert, will testify when the defense begins presenting its case on Tuesday.

The jury panel of eleven women and four men will not be in court Friday or Monday while attorneys argue several matters, including whether jurors will hear witnesses testify about Hebert's character, and whether Stuart's husband, Todd Stuart, will testify.

Stuart claims she shot her mother in self-defense.

Jurors could start deliberating their verdict late next week.