ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The sixth day of the Trevino trial was the shortest so far, and the judge told jurors that two more shorter days are ahead before they'll likely hear closing arguments.
It means the state will have just one more witness who will testify, a retired St. Paul Police Department Sergeant who interviewed the defendant.
Jeffery Trevino has been charged with killing his wife in February.
The body of Kira Steger, originally from Wausau, was found near downtown St. Paul in the Mississippi River in May.
Defense Attorney John Conard had been waiting to question the BCA's DNA expert throughout the trial; questioning both the collection and testing processes as well as the scientific certainty of the evidence. That line of questioning lasted for about 90 minutes before the judge told jurors what's to come.
Court will be back in session on Friday at 1:30 p.m. when the state will present its final witness. On Monday, court will be in session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (tentatively) as that time is reserved for the defense to present its witnesses and/or experts. Conard will notify the court on Monday whether Trevino himself intends to testify.
That means closing arguments will be presented to the jury on Tuesday morning. Jurors have been told to pack bags and be dropped off at the courthouse because deliberations could take quite some time.
KARE 11 talked with the Steger family. Members say they're ready for the trial to wrap up so they can bury their daughter.
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