Opening statements are underway for a Pasco County man accused of killing 4 individuals.
Adam Matos is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and her mother and father again in 2014. Prosecutors consider jealousy might have been the motive for the murders.
After 4 full days of questioning dozens of potential jurors, the ultimate 12 have been sworn in for a trial that’s anticipated to final a number of weeks. What made the jury course of notably troublesome was this being a dying penalty case.
Beneath Florida regulation, any demise penalty sentence have to be authorised unanimously by the jury.
Every potential juror was requested if they might, beneath any potential circumstance, think about capital punishment.
Now that the jury has been sworn in, opening statements will start at this time.
Extra info on a attainable motive and what sort of protection Matos’ attorneys will current is predicted to be heard at this time in courtroom.
In courtroom all through the week, Adam Matos sat subsequent to his attorneys, clear-shaven and sporting a go well with, wanting very totally different than he did again in 2014 when he was arrested and charged with the brutal murders.
Matos’ attorneys say he is maintained his innocence all alongside.