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June 18, 2013
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Murder suspect gives opening statement

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Joseph Naso, serving as his own attorney in his trial for the decades-old killings of four women, used his opening statement to give jurors a thorough personal history, replete with childhood photos, saying he is not the “monster” prosecutors have made him out to be. The 79-year-old defendant’s opening statement Monday came after prosecutors spent the morning showing graphic images of the four women’s bodies discovered in Northern California, leading some jurors to wipe away tears. Naso, wearing a dark suit and spectacles, rose after Marin County prosecutor Rosemary Slote had called him a “serial rapist …

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