The murder trial of Colleen McKernan continues on Monday. McKernan is charged with shooting and killing her husband on New Year’s Eve 2014, less than a year after they got married. This is the second time McKernan is standing trial for her husband’s death, after a previous trial ended in a hung jury. McKernan has long claimed she acted in self-defense.
On Thursday, the prosecution finished presenting their case, and the defense began calling witnesses. The jury heard from a private investigator, a pathologist, and a coroner, and also viewed a computer-animated rendering of how the shooting may have taken place, based on Colleen McKernan’s account. The defense will continue to present their case on Monday.
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