THE RANDY KRAFT TRIAL : WEEK ONE

Randy Steven Kraft, charged with murdering 16 men, is on trial in Orange County Superior Court in what some legal experts say will be the biggest and costliest case in California history.

LAST WEEK: Two California Highway Patrol officers described finding the body of El Toro Marine Terry Lee Gambrel in Kraft's car when Kraft was arrested on a traffic violation. The judge told prosecutors that their inventory of Kraft's glove compartment was "putting everybody here asleep.

THIS WEEK: Prosecutors will show jurors evidence from Kraft's Long Beach house.

THE DEFENSE: 'We have a long way to go. ' C. Thomas McDonald, Kraft attorney

THE PROSECUTION: 'Mr. Kraft has a fetish of collecting things, mementos, of these various victims. ' Deputy Dist. Atty. Bryan F. Brown

NUMBER OF WITNESSES: To Date: 23

ITEMS LOGGED AS POSSIBLE EVIDENCE: To Date: 236, including items found in Kraft's car and house.

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