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Fred Russell's Mother Expected To Take The Stand In Kelso

KELSO, Wash. (AP) - The defense began its case Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of Frederick Russell in Kelso.

One of the last prosecution witnesses Monday was the state crime lab employee who conducted the alcohol test on russell's blood sample.

The defense says the samples were improperly handled.

Russell is accused of killing three WSU students and injuring three others in a crash six years ago on the Moscow-Pullman Highway.

The defense plans to call nine witnesses, including Russell's mother.

She will be allowed to testify about how her son perceived that his life was being threatened, and that's why he fled the country.

Russell was one of the U.S. Marshals Most-Wanted fugitives when he was caught two years ago in Ireland.

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