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Prosecution Questions Witnesses About Shovel in Pedro Bravo Trial

By on August 8th, 2014
Pedro Bravo talks with a member of his defense team while they listen to testimony from Gainesville Police Crime Scene Investigator Mark Trahan in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 7, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pedro Bravo talks with a member of his defense team while they listen to testimony from Gainesville Police Crime Scene Investigator Mark Trahan in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 7, 2014. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Day Four of the Pedro Bravo murder trial was dominated by more witnesses called by the prosecution.

Among those who testified yesterday were employees of stores where Bravo made purchases that prosecutors say are questionable.

One of those purchases is a shovel that was found under a walkway in Bravo’s apartment complex, Spyglass Apartments.

Witness testimonies also linked items found in Bravo’s car to those used in Aguilar’s murder.

The state says they still have plenty of witnesses to question, so the defense will have to wait a little longer to present its case.

But the defense did reiterate that Bravo will not take the stand.

The trial will resume this morning at 9 am.

You can tune in to our exclusive live stream of the trial online at WUFT-dot-org and follow gavel-to-gavel coverage on Twitter at W-U-F-T Pedro Bravo.


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