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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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Medical examiner at Robert Burton murder trial testifies victim shot in back

BANGOR — One of the three shots that killed Stephanie Gebo in her home in June 2015 probably was fired while the mother of two was already down on the floor of her bedroom in Parkman, bleeding from two other shots.

That was part of the testimony Wednesday from retired Chief Medical Examiner Margaret Greenwald in the trial of Robert Burton, 40, of Abbot, who is charged with Gebo’s murder.

Murder defendant Robert Burton, center, is flanked by defense attorneys Zachary Brandmeir, left, and Hunter Tzovarras on Monday, the first day of his trial in the slaying murder of Stephanie Gebo, in Bangor. Brandmeir opened Wednesday's proceedings questioning an investigator about state's evidence.Murder defendant Robert Burton, center, is flanked by defense attorneys Zachary Brandmeir, left, and Hunter Tzovarras on Monday, the first day of his trial in the slaying murder of Stephanie Gebo, in Bangor. Brandmeir opened<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/09/27/states-evidence-questioned-at-robert-burton-trial/

Slain pregnant woman’s mom testifies slaying suspect’s attitude ‘totally changed’

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Attorney Greg Isaacs and Robin Owens make comments to members of the media after learning that Norman Eugene Clark will be retried for the murder of Brittany Eldridge and her unborn son, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

If her diary was any indication, Brittany Eldridge was a woman in torment.

Norman Eugene Clark,

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Victim’s mother testifies in retrial of man accused of killing Knoxville pregnant woman

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The state has a big task at hand in the Norman Clark retrial. Prosecutors are trying to convince 12 jurors that Clark is a killer.

They say he’s the only person with a motive to kill Brittany Eldridge: she was having a baby that he didn’t want and it was a threat to his freedom.

On the other hand, the defense is advancing an argument that Eldridge’s death was a burglary gone bad, a narrative that was put to the test in day four of the retrial.

Previous story: Text messages take center stage in day 3 of Norman Clark retrial

“Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to take him to court to get any help from him financially,” Assistant DA Leslie Nassios read an entry from

Read more at: http://wate.com/2017/09/14/victims-mother-testifies-in-retrial-of-man-accused-of-killing-knoxville-pregnant-woman/

Holly Bobo trial: Investigator testifies blood in garage was slain woman’s

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — Blood collected from a carport at the home of a slain Tennessee nursing student matched the woman’s DNA, a crime scene investigator said Tuesday.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Lawrence James testified on the second day of Zachary Adams’s trial in Savannah. Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons on April 13, 2011.

Her remains were found 3 ½ years later in woods not far from her home in Decatur County, about 100 miles southwest of Nashville.

The trial began Monday. Bobo’s family members gave emotional testimony on the first day. Her mother Karen Bobo sobbed and collapsed on the stand.

Bobo’s brother testified Monday that he saw his sister and a man in the carport before they walked together into woods next to the family’s

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/holly-bobo-trial-investigator-testifies-blood-in-garage-was-slain-womans/

Former medical examiner testifies in Margate…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A former medical examiner is testifying for the defense Friday in the murder trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his girlfriend.

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.

Before Judge Lisa Porter makes her decision, she first wanted to hear testimony from Dr. Ronald Wright, a former Broward County medical examiner.

The prosecution rested its case Thursday after jurors heard testimony from Patterson’s daughter, his ex-girlfriend, an associate medical examiner who performed Marquinez’s autopsy and a crime scene investigator.

Wright said he agreed with the assessment of associate medical examiner Iouri Boiko, who said the manner of death was inconclusive because of

Read more at: https://www.local10.com/news/crime/former-medical-examiner-testifies-in-margate-mans-penis-defense-murder-trial

CSI: Las Cruces — crime scene expert testifies in Tai Chan retrial – Las Cruces Sun

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Chan is accused of firing 10 gunshots at Jeremy Martin in 2014., also a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy, during a drunken fight on the hotel’s seventh floor.
Photos: AP / Edited by: Sarah Duenas / Aaron Bedoya

LAS CRUCES – A crime-scene expert testified Wednesday on the sequence of a struggle and 10 ensuing gunshots the night ex-Santa Fe County Deputy Tai Chan fatally shot fellow Deputy Jeremy Martin at a Las Cruces hotel

Read more at: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/crime/2017/05/17/expert-weighs-fight-gunshot-sequence-tai-chan-retrial/101813562/

Man Who Survived Stabbing Testifies In Murder Trial

BASS LAKE — In the fifth day of testimony in the George Taylor-Windsor murder trial in Bass Lake Superior Court, the jury heard from the crime scene investigator, one of the detectives who investigated the killing, and the man who survived multiple stab wounds during the attack.

Taylor-Windsor, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nelson, 23, of Foresthill, Calif., and with attempted murder in the stabbing of Reid Kallenberg. Taylor-Windsor is claiming self-defense after being stabbed with a syringe and having a gun pointed at him.

The incident took place on Nov. 15, 2016, on Highway 41 just north of Oakhurst, in Kallenberg’s Ford F250 pickup.

Daniela Romero is an Identification Technician with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. She took photos and measurements and documented the evidence in the Ford F-250 pickup on Nov. 21, in the secured yard

Read more at: http://sierranewsonline.com/man-who-survived-stabbing-testifies-in-murder-trial/