The trial of David Temple for the heinous murder of his pregnant wife Belinda Temple is underway in Houston, Texas.
It's been a long number of years since Belinda was shotgunned in her own home, on her knees in a closet upstairs. The Prosecution has begun to put forth the facts of their case and say that David Temple is the only one who had the motive for the murder of Belinda. That motive, is an affair with Heather Scott, with whom he began an affair months before Belinda's death, and whom he married two years after.
In previous hearings, it was shown by the Prosecution that the "burglary" that was supposed to have taken place in conjunction with the murder was a "staged" break in.
The Prosecution believes Temple staged a burglary to make it look as if someone came into the house to burglarize, found Belinda present and killed her. Some of the glass in the back door of the home was broken out, but the glass was strewn inside the house in such a way that it looked as if the door had been open when it was being broken. Drawers were opened, but nothing was missing. A TV was on its side, but not unplugged from the electricity or the cable. Jewelry on Belinda, in and out of jewelry boxes was not touched. Deer rifles and other electronics had not been stolen either. The Prosecution terms this "proprietary interest." In other words, you don't hurt, damage or steal your own belongings.
There is a glaring disappearance of one particular item. The shotgun owned by David Temple, a gift from his father is missing. Belinda was killed by a shotgun.
Harlon: "He asked me what I was saying, not only to the grand jury, but to the police," Harlon said. "I told him I was telling the truth. He said, "You need to keep your mouth shut."
The day after Belinda Temple was killed "He asked how Heather was doing."
I asked "Wouldn't you like to know who did it?" David replied "What's the difference? It's not going to bring her back."
Harlon's wife, Tammy Harlon was also on the stand today and tearfully recounted that "David Temple disparaged his in-laws and refused to allow Belinda and their 3-year-old son to visit Belinda's family." "I didn't like David Temple because of the way he treated his wife. I worried that my husband's behavior would mirror David Temple's. I thought my marriage was beginning to look like the Temples' marriage."
The Defense calls this character assassination and that "the investigation was biased and detectives immediately assumed David Temple was guilty. The leads were not followed and the evidence will show that this was a blind focus on David Temple as their one and only suspect."