He was convicted of murdering his ex’s dad, James Gruettner, 59.
The prosecution stated that the defendant attacked the victims August 4, 2020, months after Borkowski dumped him. He subjected her to physical abuse, and she was done , according to her testimony. There remained the matter of a Chevrolet Tahoe they co-owned. It had radiator problems. All of Borkowski needed to do was get it fixed as soon as possible so she could deliver it into Aide and catch him from her life. The defendant, however, went into the property intoxicated and immediately started shooting. All three victims were all shot at the mind. Aide would have killed them all but for Rebecca’s choice to quickly turn her mind and John’s choice to flee,” said prosecutor Amanda Nash in final arguments on Wednesday.
The defense tried to claim it was really Aide who was the target and that Borkowski enticed him into the land. They tried to prove that the relationship began falling apart in 2018 and that Rebecca failed to convince the defendant to market his late father’s home. During testimony Wednesday, Aide claimed that Rebecca’s dad wordlessly pushed and struck him, therefore he opened fire at self-defense.
James Gruettner’s wife, Julie Gruettner, said her husband wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Aide testified to shooting Miller after Miller was about to hit with an object. In addition, he testified that he fired Borkowski later she raised a weapon at him.
Defense attorney Scott A. Ceman claimed that the official investigation into the events of the night was rushed — it was basically over within a couple of hours. Police were simply trying to make the evidence fit the narrative given by their own determined victims,” he said. Rebecca, a gunowner with several firearms, eventually presented a previously unaccounted firearm into the police. Nobody bothered to inquire or question what happened to the other gun while it was lost, Ceman stated. Back in Aide’s version of events, Rebecca set her firearm below a table.
In a rebuttal,” Nash said the physical evidence at the scene did not match what the defendant asserted occurred. To believe the conspiracy theory, jurors would need to think that Borkowski’s means of luring Aide was to inform him to leave her alone, and jurors would need to think the gun below the table disappeared. Rebecca was the person who brought the firearm up into the authorities, not the defendant. On the night of the murder, there was no proof she had a gun on herand she was in no condition to hide weapons since she had been shot in the mind.
Aide denied during cross-examination that his 49 calls to Borkowski that day were obsessive. He claimed it was only because he wasn’t certain if the calls went . He insisted that amid the breakup, he did not ask her to getting back together, but only wanted to comprehend why she was ending a five-year relationship.
Text testimony and evidence showed that he complained about the breakup made unsolicited assertions that Borkowski was communicating different guys. Nash claimed that Aide’s motivation was anger, jealously, and the driveway to control Rebecca.
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