Crime

Southworth trial: Recordings of husband's statements played

A year after this 2009 photo of Donald and Umi Southworth was taken, she had been beaten to death. A year after that, he was charged with murder. His trial is scheduled to start Monday in Lexington.
A year after this 2009 photo of Donald and Umi Southworth was taken, she had been beaten to death. A year after that, he was charged with murder. His trial is scheduled to start Monday in Lexington.

The third day of the trial of Donald Southworth, accused of killing his wife, Umi, continues Wednesday. Don Southworth, 49, was indicted in June on a charge of murder. Prosecutors say he is responsible for killing Umi Southworth, who died a day after she was found beaten outside the Meadowthorpe Avenue home that she shared with her husband and daughter. The Southworth's daughter, now 14, is a well known area folk singer.On Tuesday, jurors heard testimony from police, co-workers and others describing the day Umi Southworth was found in bushes outside her home. The trial, scheduled to last eight days, is being held in Fayette Circuit Court.

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