HUSER TRIAL: State Rests, Defense Begins
The second murder trial of Vernon Huser entered a fourth week in Polk County Monday. After nine days of testimony, the state rested its case Monday morning. The 66-year-old is charged with first degree murder in the death of Lance Morningstar. Lance Morningstar had an affair with Huser's ex-wife and went missing in the fall of 2004. Another man, Louis Woolheater, was convicted of carrying out the crime prosecutors say Huser helped plot.