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Murder trial update: Coleman breaks down in court

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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) -

UPDATE: It was an emotional day two in the murder trial for a Shreveport woman accused of killing her U.S. airman boyfriend.

Kimethia Coleman reportedly broke down in court as a recording was play of her statement to police after hearing that U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks was dead.

The recording was played by the prosecution. Following which, the judge ordered the jury to be sent out of the courtroom.

Coleman is charged with second degree Murder in the January 2010 stabbing death. He was reportedly stabbed more than 60 times at his Quail Creek Apartments in Shreveport.

Jurors spent Wednesday morning listening to testimony from the lead detective in the case, who took them through the crime scene using pictures and video and testified that nothing signaled Coleman was mentally unstable on the morning of the murder.

The murder trial began on Tuesday with testimony from nearly a half dozen witnesses. The prosecution's first witness of the day was the dispatcher that took the 911 call from Coleman the night she allegedly killed 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.

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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