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Opening Statements Underway in Pedro Bravo Trial

By on August 5th, 2014
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)

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.


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