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Bryan Clay defense rests without calling witnesses; closing arguments to begin Tuesday

Bryan Clay and his defense team appear in court on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Jorge Montes/KSNV)

After nearly three weeks on trial, the defense team for double murder suspect Bryan Clay rested Monday afternoon without calling a single witness.

Closing arguments are set to begin Tuesday for Clay, suspected in the sexual assault and deaths of Yadira Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla, in April 2012.

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“Your attorney can not make you testify, and state cannot call you as a witness, you understand that?” asked Judge Douglas Herndon to the defendant.

“Yes,” Clay responded.

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The defense is not required to present any evidence.

If convicted, prosecutors will seek the death penalty. Clay said to police in 2012 that he did not remember what happened.

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