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Michel Escoto was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Source: CBS4)

Newlywed Bride Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison

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.

05/07/2014

A jury found Michel Escoto (center) guilty of first degree murder in the death of his wife.  (Source: CBS4)

Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial

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.

04/22/2014

Michel Escoto is accused of killing his newlywed bride to collect insurance money.  (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”

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.”

04/21/2014

Michel Escoto in court on Monday, April 7, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

DNA Expert Takes Stand In “Newlywed Murder Trial”

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.

04/14/2014

Michel Escoto in court on Monday, April 7, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Witness: Possibly Two Assailants In Newlywed Murder Case

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.

04/11/2014

Michel Escoto is accused of killing his newlywed bride to collect insurance money.  (Source: CBS4)

Newlywed Murder Trial Continues, “The Other Woman” Cross-Examined

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.

03/26/2014

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