Day two began Friday in the murder trial of a Miramar man accused of killing his wife over five years ago.
Cid Torrez is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Vilet Torrez, who disappeared on March 31, 2012. Neither her body nor a murder weapon was found.
The sister of Vilet Torrez, Javier Blanco, got emotional on the stand when he testified about the relationship he had with Cid Torrez while adding that Vilet’s family knew about the alleged issues of the marriage.
A cousin of Cid Torrez, Ruth Alonso, took the stand and was asked about a previous statement she made saying Torrez had made comments about wanting to harm his wife. Alonso insisted she believes the comment was done as a joke.
Prosecutors claim Cid Torrez killed her and dumped the body in the Everglades. They described him as jealous, installing spyware on Vilet's phone for tracking her movement and listening to her conversations.
Prosecutors say cell phone records and SunPass records support their timeline of her murder. They said the night Cid vanished, their daughter heard a suspicious noise in the middle of the night.
The trial is scheduled to resume Monday at 9 a.m.