The quadruple-murder trial of Adam Matos continues in Pasco County, Florida. Prosecutors say Matos murdered his ex-girlfriend Megan Brown, her new boyfriend Nicholas Leonard, and her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown in 2014. If convicted, Matos could get the death penalty. Court is expected to begin at 9:30 am ET.
Prosecutors say that Matos first had a domestic dispute with Megan Brown on August 28, 2014, but left when his son woke up. He allegedly returned later that day and murdered her and the others. The next day, Matos allegedly started selling the Brown family’s belongings, including animals that the family owned, before fleeing the scene.
On Monday, the jury heard from more prosecution witnesses, including Jesse Fletcher. Fletcher said that on September 2, 2014, he delivered a pizza to Matos. He recalled that Matos wasn’t wearing a shirt and that he smelled the odor of decomposing bodies. Fletcher explained that he’s able to identify that smell because he later went on to become a sheriff’s deputy.
The prosecution has several witnesses left to call, but they are expected to rest their case at some point on Tuesday. When they wrap up, the defense will have a chance to present their case, if they choose to do so. Matos’ defense opted not to give an opening statement at the beginning of the trial, so it remains to be seen what their strategy is.
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