MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _ 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.
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
Berhow pleaded guilty in January but withdrew the plea when a
judge rejected a plea deal that called for a five-year prison term.