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Stayner Prosecutors Rest Their Case

Prosecutors have rested their case against Cary Stayner, the former handyman accused of murdering three tourists in Yosemite National Park.

Stayner is being tried in state court in San Jose. He´s already pleaded guilty in federal court to killing a Yosemite nature guide, and is serving a life sentence without chance of parole in that case.

Today´s final two prosecution witnesses were FBI experts. They connected Stayner to the killings of the tourists with duct tape evidence and an anonymous note sent to investigators.

Stayner faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Carole Sund, her daughter Juli and their Argentine friend Silvina Pelosso in February 1999.

Defense lawyers lost a bid to dismiss five special circumstances that could bring the death penalty if Stayner is convicted.