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Published September 28, 2013, 10:22 AM

Lawyer gives glimpse into defense in wife's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife has raised the possibility that drugs played a role in her death.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife has raised the possibility that drugs played a role in her death.

Jeffery Trevino is on trial for second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Kira Steger (STEG'-ur). Steger disappeared in February, and her body was recovered from the Mississippi River in May.

The Star Tribune reports defense attorney John Conard cross examined the prosecution's last witness, retired St. Paul police Sgt. John Wright Friday.

Conard showed pictures authorities took of a baggie of marijuana found in Steger's purse. He asked Wright if dealers and buyers are robbed with "surprising frequency" in St. Paul.

Wright said they are robbed, but he wasn't sure if "surprising frequency" was accurate.

The trial resumes Monday.

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