Defense: Man's murder trial should exclude death of daughter
Robert Honsch is charged with killing 53-year-old Marcia Honsch, whose body was found in October 1995 in western Massachusetts. He also faces a murder charge in Connecticut in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, whose body was found in September 1995. The family lived in New York at the time.
The Republican reports a Springfield judge on Wednesday heard a defense motion to exclude any evidence about Elizabeth Honsch's death. The defense argued it could prejudice the jury against the 73-year-old Honsch.
Prosecutors say excluding evidence about the daughter would impair their case.
The judge took the matter under advisement.
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