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Defense rests in trial of 5 men in 2010 D.C. killings

After four days of testimony, defense attorneys for the five men charged with murder in a string of shootings in Southeast Washington in March 2010 rested Tuesday.

Closing arguments in the case in D.C. Superior Court are expected to begin Thursday.

The trial is in its seventh week, and the jury could begin deliberations next week.

Five people were killed in a series of shootings that spanned eight days between March 22 and March 30, 2010.

Orlando Carter, his brother Sanquan, Jeffrey Best, Robert Bost and Lamar Williams are charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the case.

Read more: The Post’s crime coverage

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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