Jury Hears Closing Arguments During Deltona Man’s Triple Murder Trial

By on October 26, 2017 in WNDB News

St. Augustine, FL – During the trial of the Deltona man accused of killing his wife and his stepchildren, the prosecution claimed that the man’s anger over his wife’s affair was motive for murder.

35-year-old Luis Toledo, of Deltona, was accused in 2013 of killing 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez and her children, Thalia Otto, 9, and Michael Otto, 8, who went missing from their home in October of 2013. Their bodies have never been found. Toledo confessed to killing his wife in self-defense but claims that a neighbor, Tyshawn Jackson, killed the children.

The jury heard closing arguments on Thursday. Prosecutors say they believe Toledo turned off his cellphone so his movements couldn’t be tracked. State prosecutor Mark Johnson told the jury that Thalia Otto’s blood was found in Toledo’s bathroom and that the evidence suggests Toledo killed the children to eliminate witnesses to his wife’s death. Toledo’s attorney claims that the state’s theory that Toledo acted alone would not be possible.

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