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Defense set to begin its case in the second trial of Michaele Bowers

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 17:00:11-05

BAKFERSFIELD, Calif. — The defense is set to begin its case in the second trial of Michaele Bowers, the woman accused of killing the owner of J's Place Restaurant.

The prosecution rested last Thursday and the defense is set to start its case Tuesday. Bowers is accused of killing J's Place Chef Ray Ingram in 2017.

In April, a felony first-degree murder charge was re-filed against Bowers by the Kern County district attorney.

Prior to the refiling, the judge declared a mistrial in the case after the jury was deadlocked.