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Jury Hears Opening Statements In Albert Love Murder Trial


The murder trial of Albert Love began in Georgetown with both the defense and prosecution giving their opening statements to the jury in this case.

Love, 26, is being charged with capital murder in the March 2011 execution-style slayings of Keenan Hubert, 20, and Tyus Sneed, 17, at the Lakewood Villas apartment complex in Waco.

Lead prosecutor, Greg Davis, started the state's case by calling forward 4 witnesses to testify about the April 2010 murder of Emuel Bowers III who was shot and killed in his car at a park in Waco.

Bowers was a close friend of Love's, and the Bowers family believed that Hubert was involved in Bowers' shooting death.

The prosecution then tried to connect Love to the March 2011 deaths of Hubert and Sneed by calling forward four witnesses including Bowers' wife, the woman who claims she was the first to find Bowers after he'd been shot, a drug dealer who was scheduled to meet with Bowers hours before he was shot, and the drug dealer's wife.

Testimony became heated when the prosecution questioned Bowers' wife about her husband and his relationship with Love where she had multiple outbursts in the courtroom with the judge threatening to place her under arrest if she didn't comply with court rules.

The prosecution also presented photos to the jury tying Love to Bowers which lead to even more emotional testimony from other witnesses.

One of Love's co-defendants in the case, Rickey Cummings, received the death penalty back in November for the murders.

If convicted, Love also faces the death penalty.

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