The murder trial of Lester Jones dredges up some strong feelings, especially from people who knew the victim Paige Birgfeld. One of her friends, Carol Linderholm proved that when she testified on Thursday.
This witness for the prosecution might face contempt of court charges because she looked at Jones and called him a “piece of crap killer” as she left the courtroom. The judge decided to wait until Friday to figure out how that a moment would influence the case. At the time, it wasn’t clear if any of the jurors heard the comment since they were leaving too.
You can see the moment here.
This could cause a mistrial. Jones faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2007 death of Birgfeld, whose story caught attention because she worked as an escort.
You can watch the trial live below: