Wesleyan Killing Trial Nearing an End

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Lawyers for a Massachusetts man on trial for allegedly killing a Wesleyan University student say they expect to rest their case this week.

The trial of 32-year-old Stephen Morgan of Marblehead, Mass., is set to resume Tuesday morning. He’s charged with murder and other crimes in the 2009 shooting death of 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich (yo-HANN’-ah JUST’-in HIN’-ich) of Timnath, Colo., at an off-campus bookstore cafe.

Morgan’s lawyers say they will finish presenting their witnesses before a three-judge panel as early as Wednesday. Closing arguments could be made Wednesday or Friday. The judges will begin deliberations afterward.

Morgan’s attorneys are pursuing an insanity defense. A psychologist testified that he has paranoid schizophrenia.

Court records indicate that Morgan harassed Justin-Jinich, who told him in emails to stop stalking her.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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