Watch: Hunter Biden’s gun charges trial continues with prosecutors expected to rest case

Oliver Browning
Thursday 06 June 2024 14:56 BST
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Watch from outside court in Wilmington, Delaware, as Hunter Biden’s gun trial continues on Thursday 6 June.

Prosecutors are expected to rest their case against president Joe Biden’s son, after presenting evidence aimed at showing that he lied about his drug use to illegally buy a gun in 2018.

The jury in the first criminal trial of a US president’s child has heard testimony from witnesses including his ex-wife and a former girlfriend about 54-year-old Hunter Biden’s past prolific drug use, which he has publicly acknowledged.

Federal prosecutor Derek Hines said the government could call its last witness on Thursday.

Hunter Biden and his attorneys have not said if he will testify in his own defence, a risky move that most criminal defendants avoid because they expose themselves to questions from prosecutors.

He has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges accusing him of failing to disclose his use of illegal drugs when he bought the gun in October 2018 and of illegally possessing the weapon for 11 days.

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