Is Prosecution Nearing The End Of Its Case In The Trial Of Muzzamill Hassan

January 26, 2011 Updated Jan 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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Is Prosecution Nearing The End Of Its Case In The Trial Of Muzzamill Hassan

January 26, 2011 Updated Jan 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM EDT

The prosecutors may rest their case soon but there is still a long way to go in the trial of Muzzamill Hassan. Hassan is accused of beheading his wife Aasiya in February of 2009.

After the prosecution rests, the defense will take over with Hassan as his own lead attorney. Tuesday was the second day Hassan was representing himself and it was an eventful day in court.

First, the jury was shown surveillance video of the time before, during and after the murder. It shows Hassan waiting for Aasiya in the dark, and then grabbing her. The actual beheading is out of frame but the jury saw the aftermath.

Then as witnesses were brought to the stand, Hassan began his cross-examination. One witness was a detective from the Orchard Park Police Department.

He began asking the detective questions, many of them objected to by the prosecution. Many of Hassan's questions focused on Aasiya's abuse as a child. He even made an accusation through his questioning that Aasiya killed her own brother.

The prosecution said Hassan was making false accusations with his questioning to paint a negative picture of Aasiya to the jury.

Hassan also had a list of witnesses that he wants to bring to the stand. They include the judge in the case Thomas Franczyk and Assistant District Attorney Colleen Curtin Gable.

Hassan may also take the stand. Hassan's silent council Jeremy Schwartz said because he is representing himself the judge may have to cross-examine him or Hassan may have to just tell his side of the story without any questions.

Court will resume this morning. Channel 7 will be in the courtroom and have all the details throughout the day.