Closing Arguments Begin in Michel Escoto Murder Trial

Closing arguments began Monday in the trial of a South Florida man accused of murdering his newlywed wife

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    Closing arguments began Monday in the trial of a South Florida man accused of murdering his newlywed wife. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports. (Published Monday, Apr 21, 2014)

    Closing arguments began Monday in the trial of a South Florida man accused of murdering his newlywed wife.

    Michel Escoto, 42, is accused of killing wife Wendy Trapaga in October 2002 to collect a $1 million insurance policy. The couple had returned from their honeymoon just days earlier.

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    Prosecutor Gail Levine spent Monday morning delivering her closing argument before the defense presents theirs in the afternoon.

    "There is no one else who could have done this crime," Levine told jurors.

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    The trial, which began last month, has provided for some dramatic and awkward moments as Escoto, who is not an attorney, represents himself. Escoto has pleaded not guilty.

    Prosecutors have repeatedly objected to Escoto, who was also held in contempt at one point after he allegedly threatened a witness on the stand.

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