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Associated Press, Published November 07 2012

Trial over triple-fatal ND crash winding down

MANDAN, N.D. — Jurors will soon be deciding the fate of a man accused of driving drunk in Mandan and causing the deaths of three of his friends in a crash a year ago.

KXMB-TV reports that prosecutors and the defense have rested their cases in the manslaughter trial. Attorneys on both sides are to give closing arguments to the jury on Wednesday morning.

Authorities allege that 24-year-old Taylor Berhow had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit for driving when he crashed into a tree on Oct. 29, 2011, killing 21-year-olds Charles Boehm and Trevor Erie and 22-year-old Eastmen Nadeau.

Berhow pleaded guilty in January but withdrew the plea when a judge rejected a plea deal that called for a five-year prison term.

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Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.