Splawn Trial Continues Tomorrow

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Splawn Trial Continues Tomorrow

Published on January 29, 2014 by Larry Crippen

A bad weather situation has caused a six-day delay in the attempted capital murder trial of Plato Splawn Jr. The trial is slated to resume tomorrow at the Walker County Courthouse.

Last week, assistant district attorneys Stephanie Stroud and Chris Thompson rested their case. Splawn’s defense attorney, Frank Blazek, is expected to present another character witness before resting.

Splawn pleaded guilty last week to the attempted capital murder charge. The jurors have viewed a recording of Splawn’s confession to shooting 25-year-old Edwin Garcia and Sandra Kenbel, Splawn’s wife. The shooting took place during an argument regarding an alleged affair between Garcia and Kenbel. Sandra Kenbel had filed for divorce from Splawn in September of 2011.

Splawn’s punishment could range from probation to a 99-year prison sentence.

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