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Updates: State calling final witnesses in Mark Sievers trial for the murder of his wife

Posted at 9:13 AM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 21:26:45-05

UPDATE (4:00 PM)

UPDATE (2:25 PM) -- Next on the stand is Kimberly Torres, a neighbor of the Sievers Family for six years.

UPDATE (1:55 PM) -- Next on the stand is Daniele Berardelli of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been friends with Teresa Sievers since they were teenagers.

UPDATE (1:35 PM) -- Following lunch, the next witness on the stand is Bethany Mitchell, a physician who was a close friend of Teresa Sievers and her family for 19 years.

UPDATE (12:10 PM) -- Addressing some concerns before lunch, Judge Kyle asked the state and defense if they are waiving sequestration for the guilt phase. Both agreed.

Court is scheduled to resume at 1:20 p.m.
UPDATE (11 AM) -- Taylor Shomaker, the former girlfriend of Jimmy Rodgers, is the third witness on the stand Monday. She also testified against Rodgers back in October.

Full testimony: Taylor Shomaker takes the stand in the Mark Sievers trial

UPDATE (9:55 AM) -- The 2nd Witness of the day is Sherri Fentress of the FBI DNA Case Work Unit.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The state's final witnesses are expected to be called to the stand on Monday in the trial of Mark Sievers for the murder of Teresa Sievers.

Mark is accused of hiring two men to kill his wife Teresa for insurance money in 2015.

The first witness of the day is Linda Otterstater of the FBI Trace Evidence Unit. She focuses on fiber and hair trace evidence.


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