Jury hears more recordings in Fulgham murder trial

Josh Fulgham, left, talks with a member of his defense team during his first-degree murder and kidnapping trial in Ocala on Tuesday.

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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Prosecutors continued to present their case on Tuesday against Joshua Fulgham, playing more audio and video recordings of Fulgham's conversations with investigators the night in March 2009 when they took him into custody.

Fulgham is accused of murdering his wife, Heather Strong, and faces the death penalty if found guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping. His co-defendant, Emilia Carr, was sentenced to death row last year.

Fulgham's defense attorney, Terence Lenamon, began cross-examination of a homicide detective from the Marion County Sheriff's Office about the recordings.

The recordings show Fulgham being interrogated by investigators as he continues to deflect their questions about the whereabouts of his wife.

Fulgham ultimately led them to the area where his wife was buried in exchange for a pack of cigarettes and a chance to see his mother and kids.

The prosecution expects its case will continue well into the day today. Both sides said closing arguments will likely begin on Thursday.

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