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Bra key to defense of James Franklin Rose in 1975 Delray murder

Attorney Joe Walsh, who represents 71-year-old James Franklin Rose on charges that he raped, beat and fatally stabbed 37-year-old Jean Savage in 1975, said the careless way the sheriff’s office handled the suburban Delray Beach woman’s bra signals other key evidence wasn’t properly preserved.

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Defense, Prosecution Wrap In Murder Trial Of Estranged Wife

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife will hear closing arguments Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, both prosecutors and defense completed their arguments in the trial of Cid Torres.

Cid did not take the stand during his trial.

As for defense, they only put up one witness to defend his brother who testified that the two had drunk two bottles of tequila the night police claim Vilet Torrez disappeared.

Earlier, prosecutors presented witnesses to establish a motive for why they say Cid murdered his estranged wife. They said he was controlling, possessive and jealous and that Vilet was moving on.

“If she’s not with me, she will not be with anybody else,” friend Carlos Prada testified Cid told him before Vilet disappeared.

Prada says Cid also asked him repeatedly where the best place was to bury a body.

Pastor Rafael Nunez said Vilet called him after a

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Defense attorney met with anger after insinuating the teen Shannon Kepler killed sexually victimized his little brother

The younger brother of a teenager fatally shot by former Tulsa Police Officer Shannon Kepler testified Wednesday about allegations that he changed his story about what he saw and denied that his brother was a “sexual predator.”

Michael Hamilton, now 15, also testified during Kepler’s first two murder trials in November and February relating to the Aug. 5, 2014, fatal shooting of his 19-year-old brother Jeremey Lake.

Hamilton has told jurors he saw someone exit a dark SUV, shoot his brother twice, fire an additional three times and then flee the scene. But in a change from previous trials, which resulted in hung juries, defense attorney Richard O’Carroll asked Hamilton whether his living situation in 2014 was the result of being sexually victimized by his older brother.

“No,” Hamilton answered angrily.

Kepler’s defense team has alleged repeatedly that Lake was a “sexual predator” who had at least one juvenile referral for such an offense in

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Defense attorney met with anger after insinuating the teen Shannon …

The younger brother of a teenager who was fatally shot by former Tulsa Police Officer Shannon Kepler denied allegations Wednesday that he changed his story about what he saw and disputed claims by Kepler’s defense that his brother was a “sexual predator.”

Michael Hamilton, 15, was testifying in the trial of Kepler, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jeremey Lake, who was 19 when he was killed on Aug. 5, 2014.

Hamilton also testified during Kepler’s first two murder trials, in November and February, both of which ended in hung juries.

Hamilton has told jurors he saw someone get out of a dark SUV, shoot his brother twice, fire an additional three times in other directions and then flee. But in a change from the previous trials, defense attorney Richard O’Carroll asked Hamilton whether his living situation in 2014 — away from Lake — was the result of being

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Margate man’s ex-girlfriend, daughter testify in penis defense…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jurors in the murder trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his girlfriend heard testimony from his ex-girlfriend, his daughter and a crime scene investigator Wednesday, but a judge has yet to decide whether a penis will be on display to the jury.

Richard Patterson, 65, of Margate, is charged with second-degree murder in the choking death of his girlfriend, Francisca Marquinez, 60, in 2015.

Patterson’s attorney claims his client accidentally choked Marquinez during oral sex. To prove it, attorney Ken Padowitz wants a Broward County judge to allow Patterson to show his penis to the jury.

In court Wednesday, Margate police crime scene technician Jennifer Briere described the condition of Marquinez’s body when she examined it.

“She was already starting to decompose,” Briere testified for the prosecution.

Briere described a bathroom next to the bedroom in disarray.

Jurors also heard a wiretapped conversation between Patterson and an ex-girlfriend in the days after Marquinez was killed.

“Were you

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