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Prosecution and defense rest in Baird trial

LAWTON, Okla._The prosecution and defense have rested their case in the murder trial of David Baird.

Baird is on trial for killing his former wife Claudine Marroquin in 2013. Her body was found buried beneath a swimming pool in the couple's backyard.

Baird is charged with first-degree murder in Marroquin's death. He is also charged with four other counts ranging from unlawful desecration of a dead body to obtaining food stamps by fraud. This morning, a judge dismissed one count of unlawful removal of a dead body.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin later this afternoon followed by jury instruction. If convicted, Baird could face up to life in prison.

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