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That’s when Reece said he saw a man with a gun. Reece ran from the house and then sped away through Sandy, causing a car crash and then entering several more homes, Remal said.
"He was reacting, he was not thinking," she said.
Reece was anxious to get out of jail and did not speak to police about what he saw, Remal told jurors, because he noticed a tattoo on the man and believed he was part of a gang.
Remal said there were others who were more likely Aleman’s killer. The woman and her husband, who police first investigated as a possible suspect, had been fighting heavily the night before, possibly about an IRS debt and the man’s gambling on horse races, Remal said.
Prosecutors called Reece’s story an implausible tale that has changed over time. Neill called Aleman a cheerful woman, who was trying to improve her English and taking business classes to help with her husband’s businesses.
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