A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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Prosecutors Shirley Williams, right, and Pam Bondi listen as the judge's decision to sequester the jury is announced. At left is sheriff's Detective Jim Iverson.

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Chuck Robinson watches a TV news interview with Deborah Sartor-Englert, one of his ex-wife's best friends, as he waits for a verdict in daughter Valessa's trial Thursday.

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Vicki Robinson's brother Tom Klug waits with his parents, Arthur and Donna Klug, as the jury deliberates. Jon Whispel visited with Vicki's family Thursday and apologized for his role in her murder.

Valessa's 19-year-old sister, Michelle, here with boyfriend Brian Greaves on Thursday, says she had a bad feeling when she first heard her mother was missing. "I knew it was Adam (Davis),'' she said.

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photo While a bailiff leads her out of the courtroom Thursday after the jury was sequestered for a second night, Valessa Robinson looks at her family and says, "I love you.''

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After her parents divorced in 1994, Michelle Robinson says, she, Valessa and her mother became a new sort of family. ""It was like the three of us sticking together,'' she said. "We were best friends.'' Here Michelle holds a family picture from October 1997 that she carries in her wallet.

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Assistant Public Defender Lyann Goudie tells Valessa's father, Chuck Robinson, to hope for the best Thursday after the jury was sequestered.

  
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