“If I could un-ring the bell, I would un-ring it. I'm extremely sorry and I wish none of this would have ever happened.”
Those were words uttered by James Morris Lynn Jr. while on the witness stand after admitting to striking his wife with a baseball bat in late July of last year.
Thursday marks day three of the murder trial for Tonya Royster Lynn, the defendant's late wife and mother of their four children, who went missing three days before Lynn confessed to police on July 29, 2011. Lynn pleaded “not guilty” when he was formally indicted on the charges of murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in October of 2011. Lynn's defense attorneys filed a motion to suppress the confession before the trial, but last week, that was overruled.
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