Opening Statements Underway in Pedro Bravo Trial
Claudia Aguilar listens as the prosecution gives opening statements in the case against Pedro Bravo in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Bravo is accused of murdering her son. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)
A jury is in place for the Pedro Bravo trial, and opening statements are starting today.
A 14-person jury of eight women and six men, two of which are alternates, will oversee the Bravo trial with Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge James Colaw leading the proceedings.
Jury selection began yesterday morning and wrapped up just before 6 p.m. yesterday evening.
The trial is expected to continue for about two weeks.
Bravo was present for jury selection, but none of his family was with him.
Bravo is facing murder, kidnapping, and 5 other charges related to Christian Aguilar’s death in 2012.
For continuing coverage of the Pedro Bravo trial, follow @WUFTPedroBravo on Twitter and listen for hourly updates on Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM.
This entry was posted in Local
and tagged Christian Aguilar
, Pedro Bravo
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
National Fire Prevention Week started Oct. 4. Gainesville and Ocala organizations will join the promotion of the national theme, “Hear the beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”
Local Girl Scout Evanna Alvarez launched a GoFundMe campaign and donation drive to bring peanut butter to the Alachua County Humane Society. The Humane Society goes through 15 jars of peanut butter a week feeding dogs.
The Cade Museum held its ground-breaking ceremony Oct. 2 and is scheduled to open in 2017. The museum will celebrate the legacy of Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, in the 50th anniversary of the sports drink.
Former Gator great Thaddeus Bullard is completing his challenge of 3,000 volunteer hours to the Gator Nation. Along the way, he stopped by the St. Francis House house to help serve food and mingle with the crowd.
Researchers tested 19 different types of blueberries, which were ranked based on overall liking, texture, sweetness, sourness and flavor intensity to determine what type of blueberry people liked and which type would produce consistent results when grown in different environments.