HONOLULU (KHNL) - The fate of a man suspected of raping and strangling a young woman, and leaving her on the side of an Oahu freeway, is now in the hands of a jury.
The defense rested its case without the accused murderer, Darnell Griffin, taking the witness stand. Jurors heard closing arguments Friday.
Ten years ago, Evelyn Luka went to Venus Nite Club and was seen leaving with a man. She was later found battered and unconscious along the H-2 Freeway in Waipio.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence points to Griffin, who was convicted of killing another woman in 1980.