Thursday, September 19, 2013

Trial of the Month: Jeffery Trevino Murder Trial

As a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney, I like to stay up-to-date on the big upcoming trials in Minnesota.  Clearly, the one to keep an eye on right now is the murder trial of Jeffery Trevino.  If you're not familiar with the name, Trevino is the man accused of killing his wife and then leaving her car in the parking ramp of the Mall of America.  His wife, Kira Steger, was found in early May in the Mississippi River, although Trevino had been charged over 2 months prior to her discovery.

There appears to be the potential for some very emotional testimony from Steger's family members and co-workers during this trial, but the big issue may be how the evidence police found in the Trevino/Steger home is dealt with.  In the complaint, police note that there was blood in the home and evidence of an attempted clean up.  Trevino's defense attorney, John Conrad of Woodbury, MN, has indicated that forensic evidence regarding the couple's home may play a role in Trevino's defense, but has understandably not elaborated on that issue.

Ultimately, it's the forensic evidence that will most interest me about this case.  Any time cases get very scientific, I'm interested to see how juries handle the evidence.  Emotion is a much easier thing for everyday people to understand, so sometimes good scientific evidence is given less weight than powerful testimony by still grieving friends and family.  I'm very interested to see how this case plays out.

As the trial moves forward, I will try to give updates as to how the proceedings are going in this space.  So, if you want to get a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney's take on one of the most interesting criminal trials of the year, stay tuned for further details.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges ranging from DWI's to serious felonies, hiring a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney is of the utmost importance.  Call or email a criminal defense attorney practicing in your jurisdiction today to ensure the best possible defense moving forward.

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