Trial for Tashia Stuart will continue

Trial for Tashia Stuart will continue »Play Video
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - The first degree murder trial for a Pasco woman will continue as planned.

The trial was put on hold Friday while the judge considered whether to take the Franklin County prosecutor off the case.

Today, the judge decided the trial of Tashia Stuart will move forward, with prosecutor Shawn Sant arguing the state's case.

Both sides were required to plead their case to the judge about why they thought or did not think a mistrial should be declared.

There was an issue over witness testimony that cropped up Friday.
Sant says any mistake was unintentional.

He said, "I've always tried on this case and any case I've tried including when I was a defense attorney to make sure both sides have that information both sides would have an investigative report. Both sides would have the information as we get it."

The trial will resume Tuesday afternoon.

Stuart is accused of killing her mother more than two-years ago at the home they shared in West Pasco.

Stuart claims she shot Judy Hebert in self defense.