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January 12, 2005
Reported by Theresa Schmidt

Former Baton Rouge T.V. reporter Jodie Bell Sinclair spent the morning on the witness stand in the ongoing trial of Wilbert Rideau. 

Rideau is accused of the 1961 murder of bank teller Julia Ferguson, who was shot and whose throat was cut and she was stabbed in the heart. In a taped interview in 1981, Rideau told Sinclair he cut Ferguson, he thinks, because he ran out of bullets. The state is expected to play the tape for the jury.

Meanwhile, the defense is doing a lengthy and tedious cross examination of Sinclair. Apparently aimed at raising doubts about her credibility. When Sinclair interviewed Rideau, she met a convicted murderer, Billy Sinclair, whom she later married. The defense is apparently trying to suggest that both Sinclair and her husband are enemies of Rideau, and that she has some motive to get back at him.

The state is expected to rest its case today; then the defense can put on witnesses.

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