Jury to hear defendant's statement in schoolyard killings trial

NEWARK - (AP) - Testimony has resumed in the trial of one ofsix men charged with killing three college-bound friends in Newark.

An attorney for defendant Alexander Alfaro is questioning adetective about the investigation that followed the execution-styleslayings of Terrance Aeriel, Dashon Harvey and Iofemi(eye-OH'-feh-mee) Hightower behind Newark's Mount Vernon School in2007. The victims were Delaware State University students.

Prosecutors plan to play a taped statement that Alfaro made topolice. An appeals court last fall rejected Alfaro's argument thathis Miranda rights were violated.

The statement is the state's best evidence against Alfaro, whowasn't tied to the scene by fingerprints or DNA. Prosecutorscontend he attacked two victims with a machete.

Two other defendants are serving multiple life sentences, andthree others are awaiting trial.

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