- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Several people testifying in the trial of an Iowa woman accused of killing her husband and his girlfriend more than 30 years ago said Monday the woman made threats against the two before their deaths.

Neighbors, former coworkers and others testified in the case against 54-year-old Theresa Supino, who was arrested in March in connection to the 1983 slayings of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported (https://bit.ly/1zDcqAu ). Their bodies were found on the Copper Dollar Ranch northwest of Newton.

Supino has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

Lorri French, who worked with Supino in the early 1980s, said Supino told her she had caught Gregory and Fisher together at least four times. French said she remembers Supino saying she would make sure Gregory would never walk or talk again if they were caught another time.

Supino was married to Fisher when he died, but the couple had separated.

Pam DeBruyn, whose former husband worked with Fisher at the ranch, also testified about the couple’s marriage and threats Supino made, saying the two fought incessantly and citing an incident where Supino threatened to beat up Gregory.

Sandra Cupples, a friend of Gregory, said she recalls Gregory and Supino fighting at a bar before the murders, with Fisher using a crowbar to stop others from intervening. She said Fisher had encouraged the fight between the women.

Supino’s neighbor in the early 1990s, Shelly Audas, said she and Supino once used a Ouija board when Supino made a comment she said she found strange. Audas said she remembers Supino looking at the board and saying, “if I can’t have him, nobody will.” She said she suspected Supino was talking about Fisher.

The trial is set to resume 9 a.m. Wednesday.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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