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Minn. prosecutor: Trevino had 'powerful motive'

October 1, 2013
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor says a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in the Mississippi River was driven by a jealous rage.

Jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday in the murder trial of Jeffery Trevino. Trevino is accused of killing his wife, 30-year-old Kira Steger (STEG'-ur). Steger was last seen alive on Feb. 21. Her body was recovered from the river in May.

Prosecutor Richard Dusterhoft argued Trevino was fed up with Steger texting a co-worker with whom she was having an affair.

Dusterhoft says the couple's marriage was "in deep trouble," and that Steger was cheating on Trevino. The prosecutor says, "That's a powerful motive."

The Star Tribune ( ) report defense attorney John Conard continued poking holes in the presumptive blood tests and DNA results.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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