DEFENSE RESTS IN KELLY CASE

Published on: June 10, 2008
DEFENSE RESTS IN KELLY CASE

The defense rested their case yesterday in music superstar  R. Kelly child porno trial in Chicago.

The state is expected to recall several witnesses including a forensic video tape expert.  Despite prosecutions claims that it would take hundreds of hours to manipulate a video in CGI, the defense's expert showed how easily it could be done using home computer applications.

The defense also claimed key members of the alleged victim’s family have attempted to extort money from the rap singer.

The prosecution's case rested entirely on a grainy dub of a bootleg video and testimony of family members who Id-ed the underage girl. 

Other family members testified it is clearly not her on the tape engaging in sexual acts with Kelly.

Closing agreements are expected to begin Thursday.

R. Kelly denies all 14 charges of making and owning child pornography.  If convicted, the Grammy winner faces 14 years in prison.