NEWARK - (AP) - Testimony at the Newark schoolyard trial hasended and attorneys could make closing arguments on Wednesday.
Jurors on Tuesday heard from a police detective who denied hepressured the defendant to fabricate a confession to matchstatements made by other defendants.
Alexander Alfaro testified on Monday that the detective told himto lie about his involvement.
Alfaro is one of six men and boys charged in the execution-stylekillings of three college-bound friends in 2007.
Jurors already heard an audio tape of Alfaro's statement topolice. In it, the then-16-year-old told police he brought amachete to the school playground and slashed one of the victims.
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