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    Accused cop-killer Jamie Hood intends to testify in his own defense after prosecutors rest in the capital murder case in Athens.   Hood represents himself and opens his defense today.  He is on trial for two murders, including the March, 2011 fatal shooting of Senior Police Officer Elmer 'Buddy' Christian.  A second officer, Tony Howard, was wounded.  After prosecutors rested Saturday, Hood asked Judge H. Patrick Haggard for a directed acquittal, claiming the district attorney had not made his case.  The judge denied Hood's motion.  Over the first two weeks of trial, prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and entered nearly 1,100 exhibits into evidence.  As the final witness, a firearms expert matched shell casings to a murder three months before the officers were shot.   Saturday would have been Officer Christian's 39th birthday.