Trial in Bend wife-killing case nears end

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BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The trial of a Bend man accused of killing his wife is getting ready for the jury.

The Bend Bulletin (http://bit.ly/vIZQjT ) reports that closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the trial of Steven Blaylock.

He's accused of murder in the death of 48-year-old Lori Blaylock in 2010. Authorities believe he disposed of her body in the North Santiam River, but it has not been found.

Steven Blaylock never reported his wife missing and initially told authorities and friends she walked away from their home after an argument over a World Series bet.

The defense contended that he fought back after she attacked him in a drunken rage.

The trial began two weeks ago. The defense rested on Tuesday after a day and a half of testimony.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com