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Stiffler trial rests for the weekend

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The James Stiffler trial continues in Helena.

Stiffler has been charged with deliberate homicide after shooting and killing Henry Johnson.

The prosecutors are now expected to rest

     Criminal investigator Cory Olson was the first to take the witness stand this morning. The prosecution's goal was to prove that Johnson was in fact already leaving the scene, using the bullet that was found *outside* of the home as evidence. The defense responded by trying to provide theories as to why the bullet was found outside.

   Olson, a Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office investigator, added that a bullet fired from inside the house could have the capability of flying out past canyon ferry road, where Stiffler's residence is located.

     The defense hopes to poke enough holes in the prosecutors case through their cross examination so that there is cause to disprove that Stiffler is guilty beyond "reasonable doubt."

     The trial is expected to end later next week.

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