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State Rests in Joe Barton Trial

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Belmont County, Ohio -

 The Prosecution in the Joe Barton trial was questioning their final witness, Tuesday afternoon, before resting their case.

In court Tuesday morning, Detective Ryan Allar was called to the stand to recount the investigation and the days he spent at the crimes scenes back in 2012.
The defense cross examined Allar and asked about a number of pieces of evidence found.

The most interesting thing was the defense questioning the detective about why it took so long for the case to be presented to the grand jury, "I did my job. My job was to try to investigate this case and put make the best case possible, so some day people could hear this case and that's what I did," Alar said.

When questioned about the possibility of other suspects being involved in the case, Allar said they looked into other avenues, but all of their investigations pointed to Barton as the sole suspect in the case.

The final witness to take the stand, on behalf of the state, was a member of the State Fire Marshal's Office. The defense was set to start their case sometime Tuesday afternoon.

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