Defense Rests In BrutalSlaying

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RACINE, Wis. - (05/31/06) – Defense attorneys for WendellMcPherson, charged in the brutal slaying of a mother and daughterafter his credit union robbery plans went awry, rested Tuesday andclosing arguments in the case are expected on Wednesday.McPherson’s state-appointed lawyers argued that there were noreliable witnesses to identify the defendant. Prosecutors saidMcPherson and accomplice were spotted on Oct. 11, 2004 preparing torob Horizon CU and McPherson ran off to hide in a nearby home wherethe bodies of Nancy Mason and her teenage daughter, Meghan, werelater found. McPherson’s alleged accomplice drove and waslater captured. He pleaded guilty to attempted robberycharges.

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