According to Wallace McKelvey of the Patriot-News, Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s defense strategy consisted of a single motion to dismiss all charges against her. When that failed, Kane’s lead attorney Gerald Shargel announced that the defense rests.
No witnesses were called.
Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy then asked Kane to questions to ensure she was of sound mind and aware of all her team’s decisions.
“As I sat here, I listened to the commonwealth’s case and I don’t believe it’s necessary for me to testify in my own defense,” Kane responded. “I agree with Mr. Shargel.”
“The commonwealth…Sorry, force of habit. The defense should rest,” she concluded.
The Judge excused the court until Monday when closing arguments will take place.