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The judge has denied motions from the defense to throw out the first-degree murder charge and to strike the testimony of the victim's mother, Sarah Yarlee, who doesn't speak English and testified through an interpreter last week. #iacourts
Lawyers are finished questioning Roberts and the defense has rested. The court is taking up some matters outside the presence of the jury. #iacourts
Prosecutors were in the middle of cross examining Roberts on Friday. I believe he's the last witness expected to be called, so it's likely we'll see closing arguments later today. #iacourts
I'm back in the Polk County Courthouse this morning, where Abraham Roberts is about to take the stand again in his trial for first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Agnes Yarlee. Here's my story from Friday. #iacourts 
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