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DEFENSE READIES ITS CASE IN SLAYING OF MILLIONAIRE

Now that prosecutors have rested their case against a suspect charged with fatally bludgeoning his girlfriend's millionaire husband, a defense team will try to convince jurors that authorities have the wrong man.

"He was never in East Hampton, and at the time Ted Ammon died, his whereabouts are accounted for," attorney Gerald Shargel said of his client, Long Island electrician Daniel Pelosi.

Pelosi has been held without bail since March on charges of second-degree murder in the October 2001 slaying of Theodore Ammon.

The predominantly circumstantial case included three people who said Pelosi confessed to them that he killed Ammon while the millionaire slept.

Pelosi was having an affair with Ammon's estranged wife, Generosa, at the time of the slaying. Authorities said his motive was anger over the $46 million divorce settlement proposed between Ammon and his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Pelosi and Generosa Ammon were married three months after the slaying, though they later split. She died of cancer last year.

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