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Casillas trial breaks until next week

Freedom New Mexico

The prosecution and defense finished presenting evidence Friday in the Anthony Casillas murder trial in Portales District Court.

Judge Robert Orlik agreed to let the jury break until next week.

Closing arguments begin 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Casillas, 23, is accused of shooting and killing two people Sept. 25, 2008, in Clovis.

If convicted, Casillas faces two consecutive life sentences in prison.