Deliberations are set to begin Friday in the trial of a handyman accused of killing a Manhattan building cleaner and hiding her body in an air-conditioning duct.
A lawyer for Joseph Pabon says officials rushed to judgement when they charged Pabon with smothering 46-year-old Eridania Rodriguez in 2009.
But during his summation Thursday, the prosecutor in the case argued the evidence proves Pabon's guilt.
Rodriguez vanished while at her job in Downtown Manhattan three years ago.
After an extensive four-day search, Rodriguez was found in an air-conditioning duct in the Rector Street building where she worked.
Police say Pabon's DNA was found on Rodriguez's body and that Pabon had scratches on his neck and elsewhere.