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Blagojevich: 'It is my decision' not to testify

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rod Blagojevich says it is his decision not to testify in his corruption trial.

The ousted Illinois governor stood up in court Wednesday and told the judge the opposite of what he has been saying for months. He now says that he will not testify in his own defense to charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

When asked, he told Judge James B. Zagel, "It is my decision."

His attorneys promptly rested his defense. Prosecutors also rested their case against him.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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