ST. PAUL, Minn. - Prosecutors are trying to build a timeline for jurors in the Jeffery Trevino murder trial, building a sequence of events that lays out their version of Kira Steger's death.
Week two of the murder trial opened with testimony from a Mall of America security guard who found Kira Steger's car in a parking ramp, and two St. Paul Police Department forensic specialists who processed evidence found inside.
Jurors were shown a trunk liner with reddish brown stains, stains that prosecutors maintain come from Steger's blood. They also saw "self-help" divorce forms, supporting the prosecution's theory that Jeffery Trevino killed his wife because she was moving to end their troubled marriage.
A taxi driver who police say picked up Trevino at the Mall of America testified about dropping that man a block from the couple's home. That driver was unable to identify Trevino from a photo lineup, but jurors later saw a video surveillance tape shot from a home across the street from Trevino and Steger's home that backed up the prosecution's version of events.
A St. Paul homicide detective told the jury about a camera set up by a neighbor in a house across the street that captured images of a cab driving by Trevino and Steger's home, and then a man entering the house wearing clothing similar to that allegedly worn by Trevino in another surveillance video.
That tape allegedly shows him filling up Steger's car at a gas station in the hours after detectives say he had killed her.
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