ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jeffery Trevino's murder trial is expected to wrap up this week, but before it does there's one key witness the jury could still hear from -- Trevino himself.
"The right to testify is his right. It's his decision alone he must make," said Melvin Welch, a criminal defense attorney with Appelman Law Firm.
Welch does not represent either party in thed case but has followed the trial closely.
"I don't believe that there's any reason for him not to testify," Welch said.
He believes Trevino's testimony could answer a lot of jurors' questions.
"He will have to address the different inconsistencies apparently that he's made in his statements," Welch said.
But putting him on the stand opens Trevino up to cross examination which could give prosecutors a chance to poke holes in his story.
The defense will cross-examine the prosecution's final witness on Monday, before calling witnesses of their own.
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