Pedro Bravo Testifies
Pedro Bravo testifies on the witness stand during his murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)
Pedro Bravo walked into court on the morning of August 14 with the decision to testify on his own defense. He is accused of murdering University of Florida student Christian Aguilar in 2012.
Yesterday Judge James Colaw told the twelve-person jury to plan for deliberations to begin on Thursday.
Depending on how long it takes for the defense to present it’s case, it may or may not go to the jury today.
Jurors have listened to a week and a half of testimony, including a former girlfriend of Bravo and Aguilar, crime lab analysts and most recently Bravo’s former cellmate.
Bravo has pleaded not guilty to seven charges, saying he and Aguilar fought, but that he did not kill him.
Court resumes at 9am. You can follow the latest updates on Twitter @WUFTPedroBravo.
This entry was posted in Local
and tagged Christian Aguilar
, Pedro Bravo
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Thursday as part of a street fair. The fair was part of day three of the 2015 frank conference.
A deteriorated culvert failed inspection last month, closing the Overleaf overpass over State Road 23 until a new culvert is built. The construction has caused traffic issues and added to commute times.
Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.
After moving to its new location next to Satchel’s Pizza, The Repurpose Project has more than quadrupled in size and substance. The owners plan to expand with the additional space, adding a garden, play area for kids and an event area.
A wildlife preserve in Dixie County used for hunting is for sale. The current owner said he will not require the buyer to continue in the hunting business.