ST. PAUL, MN (WSAU) - The trial of Jeffrey Trevino continues in St. Paul Minnesota for the death of Kira Steger, but the end of testimony appears to be in sight.
Thursday’s testimony was limited to half a day, as legal teams and the judge worked out details about how to use an interview of Jeffrey Trevino conducted by a retired police officer. The judge in the case advised jurors there will be two more half days of testimony... one today and another Monday, and that the jury might possibly start deliberating Tuesday. The state’s final witness will be on the stand this afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. The defense team believes they can get their short list of witnesses taken care of Monday. Defense attorney John Conard hasn’t said if his client will take the witness stand in his own defense, but if he does, it will happen Monday.
Much of Thursday’s testimony centered around DNA evidence, which the state’s expert could not perfectly match Kira Steger to evidence collected in the house. She could only say the blood predominantly matches Kira Steger and no one else in the house.
The Steger family told Twin Cities media yesterday they are anxious to wrap up the trial, and that they are prepared to have a proper funeral for Kira once investigators release her body and belongings to them at the end of the trial.