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Testimony resumes in case of Pinellas man accused of killing wife in 1999

LARGO — Testimony resumed Wednesday in the trial of Robert Glenn Temple, who is defending himself against a charge of killing his wife Rosemary Christensen in 1999.

Prosecutors on Wednesday began questioning James Stewart, ex-husband of Lesley L. Stewart, Temple's former girlfriend. Lesley Stewart turned in Temple in 2008, saying he had stabbed Christensen to death in her Belleair condo. She also took authorities to the place where Christensen's body was buried.

James Stewart testified on Wednesday that around the time of Christensen's disappearance in 1999, Temple said he might soon be arrested for murder.

During cross-examination, Temple asked Stewart whether he actually used the word "murder" during this conversation.

"You said 'murder,'" Stewart told him.

"You're positive of that?" Temple asked.

"I'm 100-percent positive."

Temple got a tongue-lashing on Tuesday from Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Philip J. Federico for asking too many improper questions. An attorney would be held in contempt of court for asking so many improper questions, Federico said.

Testimony resumes in case of Pinellas man accused of killing wife in 1999 07/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:28am]
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