Testimony Wraps up in Venango County Murder Trial
After two weeks of testimony, closing arguments are set to begin in the trial against a man charged with beating a woman to death.
Both the prosecution and defense have rested their cases, in the trial for 30-year-old Richard Kennedy.
Kennedy is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 25-year-old Tausha Baker.
In October of 2017, investigators say Kennedy brutally beat Baker with a frying pan inside of an apartment off of New Street in Franklin.
Prosecutors say Kennedy and 34-year-old Amanda Cypher then drove Baker to an area off of Waterworks Road, where Kennedy stabbed Baker multiple times and bludgeoned her to death with a rock.
Police say the suspects then lit Baker on fire.
Cypher will face trial separately.
Closing arguments are set to begin Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.