A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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Valessa Robinson breaks down at the defense table as Dr. Lee Miller(left) describes the wounds and condition of her mother's body. Robinson is comforted by her attorney Dee Ann Athan. From left: Lyann Goudie, Athan, Robinson and Lisa Campbell.

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In this home video found in Vicki Robinson's house after the murder, Valessa Robinson, Adam Davis and Jon Whispel, right, hang out in Valessa's room. The video, which sits in the state attorney's office, will not be shown to the jury.


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Valessa Robinson smiles at her father, Chuck, just after the lunch break Monday. The jury has been hearing about two Valessas: a 15-year-old murderer and a helpless girl. Both appeared in court Monday.

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Lt. John Marsicano, a Hillsborough County sheriff's detective who oversaw the investigation into Vicki Robinson's death, fielded angry questions from Assistant Public Defender Dee Ann Athan, right. 

"I want to see that she gets justice," says Donna Davis, Adam Davis' stepmother. "Adam isn't the mastermind. Valessa participated in the death, and she celebrated after her mother's death."
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In Judge J. Rogers Padgett's chambers Monday afternoon, Valessa Robinson's attorneys said their case would take only about half a day to present, seemingly indicating that she will not testify. 

photo Colleen Macklem says Valessa said: "I'm gonna kill my mom, and I'm gonna get Adam to help me."

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Jim Englert, Vicki Robinson's boyfriend, talks with prosecutor Pam Bondi after the state rested its case Monday. Englert was the first witness called by the prosecution when it opened its case last week.


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Vicki Robinson's badly decomposed body was stuffed into this garbage can, marked by the number, which was found in the woods near Jon Whispel's house. 

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The defense: Valessa Robinson and her defense team stand and watch the jurors as the jury exits for its lunch break.

  
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