- Associated Press - Thursday, March 13, 2014

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - Jurors in the southern Illinois murder trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend are listening to the defendant’s statements to police where he claims he doesn’t remember moments leading to the shooting.

WSIL-TV (https://bit.ly/1klW6ev ) reports the Franklin County jury heard the recordings Wednesday. In them, Donald Lee tells police that 23-year-old Brittany Andrews must have shot herself in the head while arguing with another woman last May outside a Benton flower shop.

But police question that version of events, citing the coroner’s findings that Andrews was shot in the left temple. The woman was right-handed.

Thirty-nine-year-old Lee of Elkville is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: WSIL-TV, https://www.wsiltv.com


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