Crime

Southworth trial: Witnesses recall day woman died

Donald Southworth, accused of killing his wife, Umi Southworth, 44 listened to his defense give opening arguments at Fayette Co. Circuit Court, in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 10, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Donald Southworth, accused of killing his wife, Umi Southworth, 44 listened to his defense give opening arguments at Fayette Co. Circuit Court, in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 10, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff

The prosecution has called its first witnesses to the stand in the trial of Donald Southworth, accused of killing his wife, Umi. Umi Southworth, 44, was found in the bushes outside her home on Meadowthorpe Avenue. Her daughter, now 14, is a well known area folk singer. Witnesses told the jury about the events that led up to -- and followed -- Umi Southworth's death. The trial, which is scheduled to last eight days, is being held in Fayette Circuit Court. Reporter Jennifer Hewlett Tweets updates and developments in the courtroom.

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