2 pictures painted of accused Internet romance killer
Oct 6, 2010 1:40:00 PM - thestate.com
Yes, Theodore Manning killed Nikki McPhatter by shooting her in the head, but hes a responsible person who didnt mean to do it, firing only in self-defense, his lawyer said in an opening statement today to a Richland County jury.
"Theodore Manning is 30 years old, he is a father, and has a 10-year-old daughter," said Jim May, one of three public defenders representing Manning in a murder trial in which the state is seeking life without parole.
Prosecutors want the jury to become prejudiced against Manning, May said.
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