September 22, 2014
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Jurors presiding over the trial of an elderly photographer accused of being a serial killer have begun deliberations.
The 79-year-old Joseph Naso is representing himself with some assistance from the Marin County Public Defender's office. That office confirmed late Monday that the 12-person jury evenly divided by gender began deliberating Monday afternoon.
Naso has pleaded not guilty to killing four young prostitutes decades ago. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
The four victims all had alliterative initials in their names. Naso was arrested in Reno, Nevada in 2010 when probation officers went to check on him in connection with an unrelated gun charge. Investigators found numerous photographs of nude women who appeared unconscious and other evidence linking Naso to several unsolved murders.
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