Eu Attack Trial Reaches Final Arguments

From Associated Press

The defense attorney for the man accused of attacking and robbing California Secretary of State March Fong Eu said in final testimony Monday that the state official could not identify his client because "he was not there."

Final arguments were scheduled to begin today in the trial of Gregory Lee Moore, 27, who faces one count each of residential burglary and robbery in the Nov. 10 attack on Eu in her Hancock Park home.

Eu testified in Los Angeles Superior Court last week that she could not positively identify Moore as the man who beat her on the head with an ax, dragged her by her hair throughout her home and robbed her of $400.

But Eu said Moore's voice is similar to that of her attacker.

Prosecutor Tony Barreto has claimed throughout the trial that physical evidence proves that Moore assaulted Eu.

Barreto said Moore's bloody fingerprints appeared on an envelope with the her name, business address and the state seal that was found near Eu's home .

A bloody print from a shoe found in the Eu home matched the pattern on the shoes Moore was wearing when arrested Nov. 21, Barreto said.

Defense attorney James Bisnow contended that the circumstantial evidence implicating his client was inconclusive.

"She cannot identify him," Bisnow said. "He was not there."

Moore also is charged with burglarizing four other homes in Eu's neighborhood, as well as a Beverly Hills residence.

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