After putting 22 witnesses on the stand in Fauquier Circuit Court this week, the prosecution on Wednesday afternoon rested its case in the trial of an Alexandria man charged with murdering a Warrenton CVS manager in the store’s parking lot last July.

Bernard C. Duse Jr. allegedly shot and killed his boss, Rex Mack Olsen, 64, of Culpeper.

Mr. Duse, who filed an employment complaint with CVS, allegedly shot Mr. Olsen in the back of the head and the face.

The defendant also faces a felony weapon charge. If convicted of both charges, he could be sentenced to life in prison for murder and a maximum three years for the weapon charge.

Five prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday, including a Warrenton police officer who headed the murder investigation, two CVS employees, an eyewitness who works at the nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant and a telecommunications data analysis expert.

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