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Luis Toledo trial: Ex-lover testifies about final conversation before Deltona mom disappeared

ST. AUGUSTINE — Kevin Dredden testified on Thursday that the last time he talked to his lover, Yessenia Suarez, she sounded stressed and her speech was slurred.

Dredden, who had an affair with Suarez, testified he last heard from Suarez when the phone call ended at 1:03 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2013. The mother and her two children, Michael Otto and Thalia Otto, have not been seen or heard from since.

Dredden testified he got a text from Suarez’s phone about six hours later at 7:02 a.m.

But by then, the mother and her two children were dead, according to investigators. Her husband, Luis Toledo, is accused of killing them.

Ex-lover testifies about final conversation before Deltona mom disappeared – Daytona Beach News

ST. AUGUSTINE — Kevin Dredden testified on Thursday that the last time he talked to his lover, Yessenia Suarez, she sounded stressed and her speech was slurred.

Dredden, who had an affair with Suarez, testified he last heard from Suarez when the phone call ended at 1:03 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2013. The mother and her two children, Michael Otto and Thalia Otto have not been seen or heard from since.

Dredden testified he got a text from Suarez’s phone about six hours later at 7:02 a.m.

But by then the mother and her two children were dead, according to investigators. Her husband, Luis Toledo, is accused of killing them.

Toledo, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing the 28-year-old Suarez, and two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her children, Thalia, 9, and Michael, 8. If convicted of killing

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Jury Begins Deliberations in Che Taylor Inquest Hearing; Final Testimony Focused on Wounds and a Handgun

Officer Michael Spaulding, left, speaks with his attorney Ted Buck, center, and Officer Scott Miller, right.

King County’s inquest into the death of Che Taylor, already three days behind schedule, is now in its final phase as an eight-member jury deliberates on 55 questions that they will answer with either “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown.” Unlike criminal cases, the jury is not required to have unanimous responses to the questions. Instead, the eight jurors’ individual responses will be tallied under each question.

Attorneys representing the Taylor family and the two Seattle police officers who shot and killed Taylor proposed a list of questions, called interrogatories, which were then edited by Judge Janet Garrow. The list was then further amended in multiple closed door sessions between Garrow and the representative attorneys.

The majority of the 55

Read more at: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/02/09/24862302/jury-begins-deliberations-in-che-taylor-inquest-hearing