FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Closing arguments begin Friday in the trial of Dayonte Resiles who is accused of the 2014 murder of Jill Halliburton Su.

Su, a wife, and mother, and the grandniece of Halliburton oil founder Erie Halliburton, was found stabbed to death in her Davie home.

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Prosecutors claim Resiles broke into Su’s home to burglarize it and stabbed her when he was discovered.

Justin Su was 20 years old when he found his 59-year-old mother’s lifeless body, with her hands tied, in a bathtub.

“The shock and trauma. I just went into auto pilot. I just remember screaming,” recalled Su during his testimony at the trial.

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A police warrant states Resiles’ DNA was found on a knife and the belt of a robe used to tie Su’s hands.

The defense argued that DNA doesn’t prove that Resiles is guilty of the murder.

In 2016, Resiles gained notoriety when he bolted from a Broward Courtroom and escaped through a stairwell.

After his capture, he wrote a letter to the judge in which he said he fled because he’s innocent. He claims he was framed for the murder.

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Resiles could face the death penalty if convicted.

CBSMiami.com Team