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Stuart Testimony Winds Down, Deliberations Next Week

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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.

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