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Prosecution Rests Case In Bouncer Murder Trial

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The murder trial of a former bouncer accused of killing a graduate student three years ago is adjourned until Monday, when summations are expected to begin.

Today, the prosecution rested its case against Darryl Littlejohn. The defense said it would not call any witnesses.

Littlejohn is accused of raping and killing Imette St. Guillen in 2006.

He did not take the stand in his own defense.

"They have to prove their case. We don't have to do anything," said Littlejohn's attorney Joyce David. "So if the evidence is there that we need, I don't see any reason to do anything that's unnecessary."

St. Guillen was last seen at a SoHo bar The Falls where Littlejohn worked. Her bound body was found on the side of the road in East New York.

The prosecution has tried to link Littlejohn to a similar attack two months before the St. Guillen incident. But the woman involved in that case was not able to pick Littlejohn out of a lineup.

The defense claims that Littlejohn has been framed and that forensic evidence was planted. Littlejohn's attorney says that bar manager is really responsible for St. Guillen's attack.

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