Bravo Trial Day 3: Journals, Letters & Sketchbooks Read In Court
GAINESVILLE - The state says this trial is about an obsession to rekindle a relationship. During day 3, they went over a lot of physical evidence.
Mostly notebooks filled with Bravo's thoughts.
The state says Bravo was trying to get another inmate to help him convince the world aguilar was murdered by a serial killer, still on the loose.
The state had Erika Friman the young woman who dated both Bravo and Aguilar read a lot of the content Bravo wrote in his journals, sketchbooks and letters. One entry said, "I am a monster for hurting Chris the way I did."
But the most interesting letter reviewed was not directed towards Friman like most of what we saw, but a letter to a cell-mate.
Friman testified in court and said, "I just I really don't want to continue. I don't think this is a good idea. I was really happy with Christian at the time. So I tried to make it as concrete as possible that I didn't see a future with him."
During trial Friman was asked to identify Aguilar's belongings. A moment that became an emotional one for her, in fact the court took a 15 minute break.
"I am a monster for hurting Chris the way I did," This was an entry Bravo wrote on September 27th 2012. Shortly after aguilar went missing. Friman was asked to read from Bravo's writings, A lot of the material was about her.
The letter also read, "I don't know why you've read this far but you're the greatest person in this bloody earth. I won't let you fall."
According to the state, one letter Friman read out loud was meant for his jail cell mate, Michael Angelo who Bravo believed had connections with the "outside world..."
In the letter he talks about plans to get different people killed the same way aguilar died. "3-4 people unfortunately must die. They are random individuals," the letter reads.
He made a list of targets, including: two UF students, two Santa Fe College students, a random person could be a homeless individual, he notes and one person who is associated with gangs.
"For each person I will find a way to pay $1000 per person and other expenses," the letter read.
The state says this process was meant to take suspicion away from Bravo. It has been pointed out that angelo a felon, gets a deal for testifying.
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