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Published August 29, 2011, 04:44 PM

Prosecution Rests Case in Fairbanks Murder Trial

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - After calling about 50 witnesses to the stand, the prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - After calling about 50 witnesses to the stand, the prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks.

Testimony began August 17. Fairbanks is accused of shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey in 2009.

Fairbanks is charged with first-degree murder and could face a sentence of life in prison without parole.

The defense has acknowledged the Fairbanks shot Dewey but that Fairbanks was too intoxicated at the time to form criminal intent.

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