A man convicted of murdering his newlywed wife so he could collect on a one million dollar life insurance policy has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
A jury deliberated approximately two and a half hours before finding Michel Escoto guilty of first degree murder for the 2002 death of his wife Wendy Trapaga.
Standing before a Miami-Dade jury Assistant State Attorney Gail Levine pointed to Michel Escoto Monday and declared, “This defendant is guilty of murder in the first degree.”
Murder suspect Michel Escoto spent most of the day questioning his defense witness, a DNA expert from Florida’s panhandle–but it was no easy task.
Defense continued on Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing his new bride in order to collect a million dollar life insurance policy.
The trial of a man accused of murdering his bride, just four days after they got married, in order to collect a million-dollar life insurance policy continued on Wednesday.