McCluskey murder trial moves into final phase
Posted at: 09/26/2013 8:14 AM
| Updated at: 09/26/2013 9:24 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
ALBUQUERQUE -- Closing arguments in the double murder trial against John McCluskey are set to begin Monday.
The defense rested their case on Wednesday without calling a single witness to the stand.
McCluskey is accused of killing Gary and Linda Haas near Santa Rosa in 2010 after he escaped from an Arizona prison.
Prosecutors argued McCluskey planned to kill the Oklahoma couple after stealing their trailer.
If convicted, he faces life in prison or the death penalty.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)