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Prosecutors Call Parade Of Witnesses In Charlottesville Murder Trial


November 19, 2013

Tuesday was the second day of the first degree murder trial for Wanda Marie Turner. Turner is charged in the stabbing death of Robert "Eddie" Snead back in March of 2012.

The prosecution says Wanda turner stabbed Snead over and over, and hit him with things within reach: a screwdriver, a lighthouse statue, a dog figurine.

They say she killed him, stole his bank card, and then took off to Norfolk.

The defense will argue that Snead, who often used Turner to score crack cocaine for him, attacked her the same day that he learned she was an informant for the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE). They believe Turner acted in self-defense.

Two different versions of the day that Snead died both sides trying to prove to the jury they are right.

The prosecution spent the day tracking Wanda turner's movements in the hours and days after Snead died.

The court heard from the detectives that spent hours digging through a dumpster looking for evidence.

They turned up a bloody hoodie, Snead's wallet and checkbook (minus his bank card), a bloody knife and screwdriver.

The jury also heard witnesses testify about cell phone records, including one from Turner to her partner asking if she was "setting her up" and asking her to "watch the news".

They also watched surveillance video of turner getting on the bus to head to Norfolk, en route to New York.

The trial is expected to last all week.


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