EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSecond Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend
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Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Sep. 17, 2013 6:01 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013 6:21 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
The second murder trial for a Huntington man is underway in Cabell County.
Robert Frazier is accused of shooting his girlfriend, Kathy Smith, in the head at a home on Richmond Street in Guyandotte in August 2008.
He was convicted of second degree murder in 2010, but that conviction was overturned by the state supreme court due to testimony from a medical examiner who did not perform the actual autopsy.
So far, expert witnesses from State Police and Huntington Police officers have testified.
The jury also listened to an apparent confession from Frazier during a tape-recorded interview after the shooting. He first blamed the shooting on someone else, then told a detective that he was the one who shot her, but says the gun went off accidentally when he tried to get it away from her.
The state will continue to call witnesses Wednesday morning in judge Alfred Ferguson's courtroom.
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