Defense rests its case in schoolyard murders trial

The defense has rested its case in the Jose Carranza trial today.Carranza is accused of helping to kill three college-aged friends and attacking a fourth

NEWARK - The defense has rested its case in the Jose Carranza trial today.

Carranza is accused of helping to kill three college-aged friends and attacking a fourth person in the summer of 2007.The slayings happened at a Newark schoolyard.

He had been scheduled to testify, but changed his mind after consulting with his attorney and family.

Closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday. Testimony continues in Newark schoolyard murders trial

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