Florida man breaks off when he testifies about killing the man of his beloved

Brian Winchester testified tears about his long-standing affair with Denise Williams on Tuesday, which he later married after her husband Mike Williams died in 2000.

A Florida man was shot to trial because he testified that he murdered the man of his lover, who was also his childhood friend, as part of an alleged plot, so that she could get an insurance payment of $ 1.75 million.

Brian Winchester testified tears about his long-standing affair with Denise Williams on Tuesday, which he later married after her husband Mike Williams died in 2000.

Prosecutors have argued that Williams, with the help of Winchester, had planned Mike's murder when he disappeared on Lake Tallahassee 18 years ago, while they could hunt together.

Initially it was believed that he had fallen from his boat and that his body had been devoured by alligators. It was revealed years later that Williams had died from a gun on his head and had been buried near a lake.

Brian Winchester testified tears about his long-standing affair with Denise Williams on Tuesday, which he later married after her husband Mike Williams died in 2000.

Brian Winchester testified tears about his long-standing affair with Denise Williams on Tuesday, which he later married after her husband Mike Williams died in 2000.

Winchester confessed last year's cold case murder, which resulted in Williams' arrest in May about murder, fraud, conspiracy and accessory after the bills.

During the first day of the trial, Winchester described how he and Williams would have committed the murder during their three-year affair.

Winchester told the court that his friend Mike had told him that Williams stopped having sex with him and that he was becoming suspicious of her activities.

He said the growing mistrust and the fact that one of Mike's insurance policies was about to expire him and led Denise to kill him.

& # 39; We knew that our chance to close closed & # 39 ;, testified Winchester.

At the time of his death, Mike had three life insurance policies worth $ 1.75 million, of which Winchester allegedly helped him to write.

Winchester then described tears as the plot to kill Williams.

He had invited Mike Duck Hunting on a cold December morning and Winchester said he had planned to drown him by pushing him out of his canoe. But he said he was panicking when he saw Williams wrestle in the water to get out of his jacket and shoot waders and shoot them down.

Public prosecutors in Florida claimed Tuesday that Denise Williams planned the 2000-murder of her husband Mike Williams so she could get a $ 1.75 million insurance pay

Public prosecutors in Florida claimed Tuesday that Denise Williams planned the 2000-murder of her husband Mike Williams so she could get a $ 1.75 million insurance pay

Public prosecutors in Florida claimed Tuesday that Denise Williams planned the 2000-murder of her husband Mike Williams so she could get a $ 1.75 million insurance pay

Denise, now 48, was arrested in May and accused of murder, fraud, conspiracy and complicity in connection with Mike's death.

Denise, now 48, was arrested in May and accused of murder, fraud, conspiracy and complicity in connection with Mike's death.

Mike disappeared in December 2000 during duck hunting near Tallahassee

Mike disappeared in December 2000 during duck hunting near Tallahassee

Denise, now 48, was arrested in May and accused of murder, fraud, conspiracy and complicity in connection with Mike's death. He disappeared in December 2000 during duck hunting near Tallahassee

He started to scream and I did not know how to get out of that situation. I had my gun in the boat and so I loaded my gun and I just made one or two circles around and I ended up near him and he was in the water, and when I came by, I shot him down, & # 39, he said.

Denise's lawyer, Philip Padovano, told the members of the jury on Tuesday that there is no evidence that his client had an affair with Winchester or that she participated in the murder.

Denise's lawyer, Philip Padovano, told the members of the jury on Tuesday that there is no evidence that his client had an affair with Winchester or that she participated in the murder.

Denise's lawyer, Philip Padovano, told the members of the jury on Tuesday that there is no evidence that his client had an affair with Winchester or that she participated in the murder.

He said that he dragged Williams' body back to the side, put him in his truck and buried him hours later.

& # 39; When I shot it, it was dark and there was a bright flash, & # 39; testified Winchester, add it later, & # 39; I had to make it happen, I had no choice. & # 39;

He also described helping the rescue teams to search for the body of his friend.

& # 39; I think that (my father and I) were the last. My father did not want to give up … He loved Mike. & # 39;

The first day of the trial ended before lawyers had a chance to investigate Williams.

Williams eventually went on to marry Winchester five years after the death of her husband, but their relationship soured and she later divorced.

Mike's body was only found last year after prosecutors had offered him immunity in the murder case, while he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping Williams at gunpoint.

Williams had requested a divorce from Winchester in 2015, but he feared he would tell the authorities about his involvement in the murder of his friend.

Mike married his high school sweetheart Denise in 1994 and five years later welcomed a daughter with her. The child was 18 months old when her father disappeared and is now 18 years old

Mike married his high school sweetheart Denise in 1994 and five years later welcomed a daughter with her. The child was 18 months old when her father disappeared and is now 18 years old

Mike married his high school sweetheart Denise in 1994 and five years later welcomed a daughter with her. The child was 18 months old when her father disappeared and is now 18 years old

Denise, pictured with her daughter,

Denise, pictured with her daughter,

Denise, pictured with her daughter in a photo shared by Mike's mother on Instagram, is currently on trial for the murder of her first husband in 2000

He kidnapped her in August 2016 and made her promise not to reveal their alleged secret. After she was released by Winchester, Denise went to the authorities and reported the abduction.

When he was arrested, prosecutors offered Winchester immunity from all charges related to Mike's death if he disclosed the details of the murder plan.

Authorities found Mike & # 39; s body and Williams was arrested five months later.

Her lawyer, Philip Padovano, told the jurors on Tuesday that there is no evidence that his client had an affair with Winchester or that she helped with the murder.

& # 39; There is no tangible evidence or physical evidence to involve Denise Williams in this crime, & # 39; said Padovano. & # 39; No confession, no admission, nothing. & # 39;

He told them that Winchester had been given immunity from assassinations in exchange for his testimony and that he had received a lighter sentence in his abduction. To blame Williams, Padovano told the jury that "you will have to rely on the word of a murderer and a convicted criminal."

Mike and Denise were lovers in high school and married in 1994 before welcoming a daughter five years later. The child was 18 months old when her father disappeared and is now 18 years old.

He disappeared on what would have been the sixth wedding day of the couple.

Authorities launch an extensive 44-day search for Mike's body after he disappeared in 2000.

Six months after his disappearance, wading birds believed to belong to Mike were found in perfect condition in the search area. Reportedly, they did not show signs of an alligator attack.

Without a body, Denise requested that her husband be dying because of an accidental drowning and that she had collected her benefit on death.

She married Winchester in December 2005 before they divorced in 2016.

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