abusive relationship, accused murderess, Christina Scroggin, cross examination, defense, Drew Ledbetter, Hwy. 14, Judge John Putman, Marion County AR, Maumelle AR, Mountain Home AR, Probable Cause, Raul Segura Turrieta, rock, self defense, trial, trunk of car, Yellville AR
The trial will resume Thursday morning at 9 a.m with the defense still presenting its case.
The prosecution rested Tuesday after presenting forensic witnesses and evidence that Scroggin killed her boyfriend, 24-year-old Raul Segura Turrieta after a day trip to Little Rock and stuffed him in the trunk of her mother’s car.
The defense attorney, Drew Ledbetter, has contended that Scroggin was in an abusive relationship with her younger boyfriend and killed him in self defense.
The prosecution presented evidence that Turietta was shot three times in rural Marion County, following a stop at a convenient store in Maumelle. According to the prosecution Turrieta was killed on rural Highway 14 as he was attempting to put a rock in the trunk of the car.
The defense is expected to contend that Scoggin was an abused woman who acted in self defense after a history of being abused.
Scroggin, according to police evidence, shot her boyfriend and attempted to clean up the mess prior to stuffing him in the trunk of the car. She showed up at a friend’s house early that morning allegedly saying “ I think I killed someone.”
The trial is not expected to wrap today. The trial is being held before Marion County Circuit Court Judge John Putman.
To view the probable cause statement for this case, click Probable Cause_Christina Scroggins