The end could be in sight for jurors at the Enron trial.
The defense teams aim to rest their case Monday or Tuesday, followed by what prosecutors said would be up to ten rebuttal witnesses.
US District Judge Sim Lake let jurors go early yesterday, after scheduling problems prevented the remaining handful of defense witnesses from testifying.
Lake told the jury hearing the fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling they could get the case by May 18th.
It won't come soon enough for one alternate juror in the Houston trial. Reporters covering the case have watched the young woman doze off soon after the testimony starts.