Murder Defendant Takes the Stand
She is on trial for her life, accused of taking another. In Marion County today, the defendant, Emilia Carr, took the stand.
"I wanted immunity, I didn't want to be a suspect, I love my kids,"
Carr told the jury today.
She admitted telling lies to detectives, but claimed it was only to be considered as a witness- not a potential killer. Desperate she said, to get her three children back and raise the baby she was carrying in her womb.
"They said 'you want to see that baby don't you?' I love my kids. I would have said anything," Carr said.
The defense claims Carr had nothing to do with the murder, and did not see Heather Strong the night she was killed.
The prosecution and defense are expected to make their closing arguments Tuesday.
If found guilty, Emilia Carr could face the death penalty.
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