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Murder weapon and crime scene photos shown to jury in trial of Louis Benevento, accused of killing his wife

SAN ANTONIO – The prosecution Tuesday continued presenting proof and witnesses on day two of the homicide trial of Louis Benevento.

Benevento is accused of the May 22, 2019 homicide of his wife, Alicia Wills.

On Tuesday, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy from the division’s crime scene unit took the stand.

Deputy Jason Tibbs confirmed the crime scene photos he took the day of the homicide in addition to different proof he collected.

Crime scene photograph confirmed in Louis Benevento trial. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Among the proof had been two weapons, a .380 caliber discovered close to Wills and a .40 caliber discovered in a protected inside the house.

The .40 caliber is allegedly the weapon Benevento used to shoot Wills. Seven shell casings from that gun had been discovered round Wills’ physique.

Crime scene photograph shown throughout Louis Benevento trial. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Benevento is claiming self-defense. His lawyer said in opening arguments that Wills attacked him and pointed her gun at him first.

On Monday, the state began its case with the 911 name that Wills made whereas exterior.

“I know he’s going to kill me,” Wills will be heard saying in the decision. After a pair of minutes, she began to scream. Several gunshots will be heard in the audio and then the decision goes silent.

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At some level throughout the trial, Benevento is anticipated to testify in his protection.

If he’s discovered responsible, he faces 5 to 99 years or life in jail.

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