Both the state and defense rested their cases in a murder trial for a 36-year-old Fond du Lac man on Thursday. After calling a final witness Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky rested his case against Jason Anderson who is accused of shooting and killing his 33-year-old wife Nicole at their home on Winnebago Drive in November of 2011.
Anderson’s lawyer, Robin Shellow, briefly consulted with her client outside of the courtroom and then returned to say that he was standing firm on his decision not to testify on his own behalf. After that she said they were resting their case. Shellow did make a motion to dismiss the case saying the state had not met its burden of proving its case against Anderson beyond a reasonable doubt. Judge Richard Nuss was satisfied that Kaminsky had and denied the motion.
Closing arguments were to be heard Thursday morning and then the case will be turned over to the jury for deliberation. They will have a lot to consider. Nearly 190 pieces of evidence were introduced during the trial and more than 30 witnesses called.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ