Updated 07/18/2012 06:08 PM
Defense rests in Chaplin murder trial
The defense has rested in the murder trial of Scott Chaplin. Chaplin is facing one second degree murder charge for his involvement in Rosemary Crosier's death 18 years ago. Our Erin Connolly has more.
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TROY, N.Y. -- Scott Chaplin will not be taking the stand in his own defense. The defense rested today without calling him to the stand. However, his mother and sister both testified.
Chaplin is accused of killing Rosemary Crosier in 1994. Crosier was working an overnight shift as a supervisor at an ARC facility on Prout Avenue in Troy when she was killed.
The prosecution said Chaplin's DNA was found at the scene, but the defense said it was there before Crosier was killed. The defense said Chaplin had an affair with Crosier.
Chaplin's mother testified she did not know about the affair until this year, when she was told by Chaplin's attorney.