Defense Calls Rochester Man to Testify in His Murder Trial
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man’s second murder trial is winding down.
The prosecution rested its case against Alexander Weiss Friday morning and the defense opened its case by bringing the 26-year-old Rochester man to the witness stand. He testified that he was acting in self-defense when he shot and fatally wounded 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim during a confrontation that followed a traffic crash in January 2018.
The testimony in the trial has largely mirrored the evidence presented during Weiss’ first trial in late April and early May. It’s anticipated the defense and prosecutors will wrap up their cases on Monday and the jury will get the case following closing arguments on Tuesday of next week.
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