Prosecutors plan to call about 20 witnesses as they build their case against 27-year old Raul Cortez. Cortez is one of two men charged with capital murder.
He and 26-year old Eddie Williams are charged in the 2004 shooting deaths of Austin York, Matthew Self, Rosa Barbosa and Mark Barbosa.
During opening statements today, prosecutor Greg Davis said lust for money led to the murders in Mckinney.
He also told jurors Williams and Cortez went to Rosa Barbosa's home to get keys and a burglar alarm code to rob a check cashing business where she was a manager.
Davis says DNA evidence ties cortez to the crime, but defense attorney Richard Franklin disagrees. "The DNA on the gloves is not going to necessarily put him there," he says.
He believes the prosecution is relying too much on what Williams has said, and that authorities should be looking at the original suspects. "They actually do because they know quite a bit about the crime scene, and I can't figure out to this date how they know about how they know what was going on in that house unless they were there," he says.
Mckinney resident Ricky Ramos has his own doubts, "You never know, sometimes innocent people are tried and sometimes they ain't," he says. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
Prosecutors: 'Lust for money' led to McKinney murders
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