Defense introduces new "mystery" suspect in Arredondo Murder Trial
Apr 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM CST
Apr 3, 2012
The trial of accused murderer Jose Eduardo Arredondo continued with the defense introducing a new character, and possible, suspect.
The trial started just before one Monday afternoon, delayed after a hearing in the morning concerning the relevance of two defense witnesses, including a psychiatrist who says Arredondo showed some signs of mental illness before and after the crime.
Defense Attorneys J. Eduardo Pena and Elizabeth Martinez waived their right to make an opening statement and explain their case Monday morning.
Instead they moved on to their first witness, an investigator appointed by the court to assist the defense.
Anthony Winteroff said he interviewed many Arredondo family members one year after the death of Katherine Cardenas, and noted that the name "Nemo" kept coming up yet the police department never further investigated the mystery person.