Port Townsend/Quilcene: Accused killer testifies in his own defense

QUILCENE — Accused killer Gary L. Middleton Sr. took the stand Thursday to defend his actions in the April 28 shooting death of Douglas “Tony” Knight of Quilcene.

Middleton’s testimony was part of defense activity that lasted only one day, Thursday. Middleton’s attorney, Craddock Verser, rested the defense case after calling eight witnesses.

Attorneys for the defense and prosecution will present their closing arguments at about 10:30 a.m. today, June 28.

The jury will first receive instructions on the closing arguments at 10 a.m.

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