- Associated Press - Friday, January 17, 2014

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors have rested have their case in the trial of the man accused of killing a Valdosta State University freshman in 2012.

The Valdosta Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1matOlF) that defense lawyers began their case Thursday, calling several character witnesses for defendant Darien Joseph Meheux. They included a pastor, a former girlfriend and other acquaintances mainly from the Lawrenceville area.

Meheux is the former boyfriend of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin of Lawrenceville. She was found dead in a campus study room in November 2012. Authorities said the cause of death was asphyxiation.

The trial is expected to continue Friday.

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Information from: The Valdosta Daily Times, http://valdostadailytimes.com/

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