Defense rests in Burke double murder trial

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The jury in a double murder trial was sent home early Monday afternoon after defense attorneys for Brent Burke rested their case.

Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in their Rineyville home in July of 2007 while their children were inside the home.

During the trial, the prosecution called Brent's son and stepson to testify, while the defense called a witness who said another man told her he killed the two women.

Closing arguments were expected on Tuesday.

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