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Defense to rest case in Baseline Killer trial

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Defense attorneys for a man accused of being the so-called Baseline Killer are set to give their closing arguments Tuesday.

 Prosecutors gave their closing remarks Monday in the four-month trial of 47-year-old Mark Goudeau. The former construction worker has pleaded not guilty to nine killings in the Phoenix area and dozens of other crimes in 2005 and 2006.

Once the defense rests, the case will be in the hands of the jury. If jurors find Goudeau guilty of any one of the nine murders, he could face the death penalty.

On Monday, prosecutors said ballistics showed that the same gun was used in all the killings.

They also recounted DNA evidence that they say links Goudeau to crime scenes, including victims' blood and a piece of jewelry being found in his house.

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