State rests case today in Phillips' murder trial

2014-03-07T12:03:00Z State rests case today in Phillips' murder trialPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The prosecution rested its case against Pamela Phillips on Friday morning after more than two weeks of testimony.

Phillips stands accused of paying another man to kill her ex-husband Gary Triano, who died in an explosion at La Paloma in 1996.

Triano had just finished playing golf and returned to his car when a pipe bomb exploded, killing him and destroying his car.

Prosecutors say Phillips paid Ronald Young $400,000 to kill her ex-husband so she could earn a $2 million life insurance benefit from his death.

The defense plans to begin its case Friday, bringing the first of a list of nearly 100 witnesses.

Their case is expected to into April.

Read more about the case here and in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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