The defense team of Nathan Yager asked for an acquittal on Friday saying “The prosecution has failed to prove each and every element of this case”. However District Judge Charles Greenacre agreed with the prosecution and denied the acquittal. Nathan Yager is accused of murdering his wife Melinda Tackett Yager in Paonia in January 2011. The trial continues this week. Full details of this story are available at www.montrosepress.com.