Wright Trial: Prosecution Rests

By Lou Raguse

Daphne Wrights lawyers are beginning to present evidence in the deaf woman’s murder trial after the prosecution rested its case this morning.

The defense is re-calling witnesses in law enforcement to try and shed doubt on the prosecution’s theories. In particular, the defense is referring to a fight between Wright, her girlfriend Sallie Collins, and murder victim Darlene VanderGiesen the week before VanderGiesen disappeared. Earlier, the prosecution painted that argument as proof of motive for Wright to kill VanderGiesen. The defense suggests that the incident has been overblown.

Also this morning, the judge denied the defense’s request for a judgment of acquittal, saying the prosecution presented enough evidence for the jury to decide.

(( Source:  KELOLAND TV ))