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Brittany Lawonn, Published November 08 2007

Prosecution team in Gibbs trial rests its case; defense attorneys begin calling witnesses

BISMARCK - The attorneys prosecuting Moe Gibbs for murder rested their case this morning after calling 31 witnesses.

Gibbs' defense attorneys, who unsuccessfully requested a mistrial again today, will call their third witness this afternoon. The defense attorneys did not call any witnesses in the first murder trial in Minot, N.D.

Gibbs, 35, is facing a Class AA felony murder charge for the death of college student Mindy Morgenstern.

A jury during the first trial deadlocked 6-6 in July over whether the former Barnes County jailer strangled and cut the throat of the 22-year-old New Salem, N.D., native on Sept. 13, 2006, in her Valley, City, N.D., apartment.

Gibbs was a Barnes County jailer and lived in the same building at the time of his Sept. 20, 2006 arrest. He faces a maximum sentence of life without parole if convicted. Prosecution team in Gibbs trial rests its case; defense attorneys begin calling witnesses Brittany Lawonn 20071108