R. Kelly

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R. Kelly's lawyers have called it a case.

The defense in the R&B superstar's trial on kiddie-porn charges rested its case today, after spending only two days calling witnesses to counter prosecutors' charges that Kelly taped himself engaging in sex acts with a minor.

Cook County Criminal Court Judge Vincent Gaughan dismissed the jury following the brief morning session, which ended minutes after starting when Kelly's crew announced they had no intention of putting anybody else on the stand.

Prosecutors plan on calling two more witnesses to provide rebuttal testimony beginning tomorrow, and Gaughan informed the panel that closing arguments should start on Thursday.

One of the remaining witnesses is supposed to be forensic video expert Grant Frederics, who is expected to reaffirm earlier statements he made under oath that Kelly was the one in the video because of a mole on his back.

Also due up: Atlanta-based prosecutor Robert Wolf, who will supposedly reject defense assertions that one of the government's key witnesses, Lisa Van Allen, was offered a deal to testify that she had a three-way with the singer and the underage girl.

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