Donnie Rudd faces murder charges in the death of his wife, more than four decades ago.
(Fort Bend County sheriff’s office)
The defense team representing a Texas man accused of killing his wife 45 years ago in a staged car accident reportedly called for a mistrial Wednesday after prosecutors said convicted killer Drew Peterson during the testimony.
A prosecutor said Peterson’s name when they in comparison with the way in which the death certificates are signed for Noreen Rudd and Peterson’s third wife Kathleen Savio, The Chicago Tribune reported.
The judge told the prosecutor that the upbringing of the murderer, was the name “very harmful” but did not declare a mistrial.
Cook County claims that Donnie Rudd married Noreen, because he wanted to kill her for $120,000 in life insurance.
The authorities initially ruled the 19-year-old woman’s death in 1973, in an accident, and the now 76-year-old Rudd was not calculated until the end of 2015, when he lived in Sugar Land, Texas.
Donnie Rudd claimed that his bride was thrown from their car after the other driver, she walked along a road.
Rudd claimed that his bride was thrown from their car after the other driver, she walked along a road. In his opening remarks, lawyer Timothy Grace said the evidence will show Noreen died in a terrible accident.
Dr. Hilary McElligott, the doctor who autopsied Bibi in 2013, testified Wednesday that Noreen died from multiple blows to the head with a blunt object, The Tribune reported.
McElligott allegedly pointed out that she found no signs of defensive wounds to the alleged victim.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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