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Sheriff Bruce Wilson of Pecos County, Texas, uses a penlight to explain a video of the high-speed chase and capture of Valessa Robinson, Adam Davis and Jon Whispel. This scene shows Valessa on the ground after police apprehended the three teenagers.

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Joseph Bondi, father of prosecutor Pam Bondi, stretches to see video of the teens' chase and capture in Texas. To his right is Randy Oliver of Tampa, who had Friday off and wanted to see the trial. "I remember the case. I couldn't believe . . . that she could do that to her mother," Oliver said.

Jon Whispel endured more questions from Assistant Public Defender Dee Ann Athan.

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Deputy Larry Jackson was described by Whispel as a "big gorilla-like dude."

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photo Tom Klug, Vicki Robinson's older brother, looks away Friday as Jared Germany, a media technician for the state, brings a bag into the courtroom containing a pitchfork and some shovels that were going to be used to bury Vicki after her murder in June 1998.

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Valessa Robinson cries as a room-by-room video of her home is shown in court Friday.

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The kitchen in the Robinson house, as seen from near Valessa's room. Vicki Robinson was killed on the kitchen floor. Several crime scene photos were entered into evidence.

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Court reporter Anita Henriquez, facing, listens to a bench conference Friday before Judge J. Rogers Padgett. Conferring with the judge are, from left, prosecutors Pam Bondi and Shirley Williams, and defense attorney Lisa Campbell, far right.

Last week, Valessa Robinson wrote a letter from jail to friend James Hardee.

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