SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – Joseph Naso, the former models and portrait photographer accused of killing four female prostitutes in Northern California between 1977 and 1994, attacked the prosecution’s case Friday during a 3 ½-hour closing statement in Marin County Superior Court.
When Friday’s court session ended around 4:15 p.m., Naso told Judge Andrew Sweet he has another hour to 90 minutes of his closing argument for Monday morning.
Deputy District Attorney Rosemary Slote will then give a rebuttal to Naso’s closing statement before the jury begins deliberations.
Naso, who is representing himself with the help of advisory counsel in the capital punishment case, said the prosecution’s case consists of “speculation, opinion, conjecture and weak circumstantial evidence.”
At various times on Friday, Naso, 79, of Reno, said the prosecution is trying to “confuse, mislead and inflame the jury.”