Stuart Testimony Winds Down, Deliberations Next Week
PASCO, Wash. - Prosecutors
and defense attorneys say they will rest their cases later today in the trial
of a woman accused of murdering her mother.
Tashia Stuart didn't
testify Friday morning. Defense attorney Bob Thompson says his two remaining
witnesses are a police officer and a neighbor of Judy Hebert.
Since the trial began four weeks ago, Franklin County Prosecutor
Shawn Sant has called more than 30 witnesses and introduced more than 100 pieces of
evidence. Jurors also watched a taped, four-hour police interrogation in which Stuart tells detectives
she shot Judy Hebert in self-defense when Hebert came at her with a hatchet.
Attorneys say they expect the jury will begin deliberating a verdict
early next week.