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May 23, 2013

Wife testifies in manslaughter case


According to her testimony, the kicking stopped when Mrs. Rivers turned on the van lights.

“Mr. Rennie jumped up and ran down the hill,” she said, toward the iron bridge.


After that, Mrs. Rivers said, she lost sight of him.

She drove her husband, Taylor and Denno to the Riverses’ Grove Street mobile home and there heard the men brag about their fight, she said.

Then Mr. Rivers drove Taylor home to LaCroix’s house, she continued, saying Denno and the Riverses’ son Brandon went with him.

As they left, her husband told her “to keep my mouth shut,” Mrs. Rivers testified.

Her husband, son and Denno returned about 5 to 10 minutes later, without Taylor, she said.

She admitted giving three statements to police that did not contain the entirety of what she had seen that night. 

The trial resumes at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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