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Brandon love triangle trial underway

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The trial is getting underway for the man accused of killing his wife's lover.  He told police spotted them in the act on his living room sofa and thought his wife was being attacked.

Ralph Wald faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Walter Conley.  Investigators say Wald, 70, spotted them having sex, grabbed his gun, and shot the 32-year-old in cold blood.

Wald's wife testified that she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Conley, but said they only had sex when she was drunk. 

Johnna Flores said she was drunk night of the shooting and doesn't remember what happened.

"I was told by the detectives that my husband said that he saw some man fornicating with his wife," she testified.  "I am going by what my husband said because of the fact that I was drunk and probably blacked out."

Wald says he thought an intruder had broken in and was assaulting his wife, but prosecutors say Wald would have recognized Conley because Wald had shot at him during a prior dispute.

The trial is expected to continue for a few more days.


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