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Day 3: Prosecution rests in Kimethia Coleman 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
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Day 3: The prosecution finished presenting their case at 3 p.m. Friday in the 2nd degree trial of Kimethia Coleman.

KSLA News 12's Tracy Clemons says Shreveport Police Department Detective  Eric Farquhar testified that Coleman may have been "finishing him off" while she was on the phone with 911.


Day two of the Kimethia Coleman second degree murder trial wrapped up Thursday evening.

She has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the stabbing death of her boyfriend U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks in 2010.

The day included another emotional outburst from Coleman. She wept for much of the first part of the day as pictures and video from the crime scene were shown. She began sobbing began once prosecutors played the recording of her interview with police the morning of the murder. During this interview, police informed her that Spinks was dead.

Judge Michael Pitman sent the jury out at that point and gave Coleman a few minutes to get her emotions under control.

Once the jury returned, they heard the rest of the hour-long interview with lead investigator, now former Shreveport Police Detective Lowell Bowen. During that interview, Coleman tells police that a man she knew named "John" followed her home from a Shreveport nightclub, and busted in the door to Spinks' apartment and attacked him.

She claimed the attack started in the bedroom, and went into the living room where Spinks died.

In the interview, Bowen brought up a voicemail that Spinks had reportedly left Coleman that morning telling her they were done.

When asked why he broke up with her, she answered "He didn't break up with me...we go through this all the time."

Bowen was the prosecution's main witness of the day. The final witness of day two was Dr. James Traylor. He took the jury through pictures of all 60-plus stab wounds.

More witnesses for the prosecution are expected to take the stand Friday. The defense has nearly 30 witnesses for its case. No word on when that portion of the trial will begin.

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