Phelps’ fate in hands of the jury

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Testimony in the murder trial of Lloyd Phelps, 59, peeled back the curtain on a story of crippling addictions, alleged jealousies and uncontrolled rage.

The all-white, five-man, one-woman jury began hearing from witnesses early Monday morning, July 22, with testimony continuing well into the following afternoon.

PHOTO: Above, Lloyd Phelps took the stand to testify on his own behalf. “I loved her. She was family. I couldn’t hurt her,” Phelps said of the victim, Patricia “Niece” Knight. Leaning on the wall behind him is a key piece of evidence introduced by the prosecution, a bloodstained piece of plywood taken from Phelps’ master bedroom.

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