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Day 1: Opening statements wrap in Coleman murder trial

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ON TRIAL: Kimethia Coleman,26 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) ON TRIAL: Kimethia Coleman,26 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Stabbed to death: U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks Stabbed to death: U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks
Scene of the murder: Quail Creek Apartments, Shreveport - January, 17 2010 Scene of the murder: Quail Creek Apartments, Shreveport - January, 17 2010
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Opening statements wrapped up Wednesday morning in the murder trial for Kimethia Coleman, and nearly a half dozen witnesses testified before the jury.

The prosecution's first witness of the day was the dispatcher that took the 911 call from Coleman the night she allegedly killed her boyfriend, U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks.

Prosecutors played that 911 tape for the jurors.  On that tape, Coleman is heard screaming hysterically and Spinks is heard in the background moaning for help.

Coleman broke down sobbing while that tape was played.  Spinks' family also dabbed away tears.

She is charged with Second Degree Murder in the January 2010 stabbing death.  He was reportedly stabbed more than 60 times. 

It happened at the Quail Creek Apartments in Shreveport.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says Coleman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.  Her attorney, Thomas Alonzo, claims she was abused and suffered from Battered Wife Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of that alleged abuse.

Prior to this trial, Coleman has undergone at least two mental evaluations.  The first was back in July 2011, where a judge found her incompetent to stand trial.

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