A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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Detective Jim Iverson points to an image of Valessa Robinson being pushed in a wheelchair while shopping at Best Buy with Adam Davis and Jon Whispel after the murder.

Arthur, Donna and Kirt Klug, Vicki Robinson's parents and younger brother, endure another day of trial proceedings.

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John Halpern, a Boston psychiatrist who specializes in the effects of hallucinogens on humans, said one hit of LSD can last about eight to 10 hours. From second grade at Seminole Presbyterian School through the ninth grade, Jennifer Larsen was best friends with Valessa. And she says she still is. Robert Larsen, Jennifer's father, and his wife purchased the clothes Valessa has worn in court. He says she sounded "not Valessa" on the confession tape.


Dr. Craig Munger testifies Tuesday afternoon.

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photo Susan Black, a worker in the probation department in Pecos County, Texas, mimics behavior she says Valessa displayed there. Black also says she observed Valessa "playing with her belly button."

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photo Cory Simone, a tattoo artist at Valhalla in Ybor City, testified that Valessa "looked really sluggish" when she was in the parlor after the murder.

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Jim Englert, Vicki Robinson's boyfriend, hugs daughter Amber at the end of court Tuesday. "Why did this happen?" said Amber, 18. "I have no idea. I'm totally lost when it comes to figuring out why."

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Valessa Robinson looks at the jury Tuesday as her attorneys look through files behind her. It is her constitutional right to remain silent, and she declined to testify in her defense.

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Prosectors Pam Bondi, left, and Shirley Williams are joined by Hillsborough County sheriff's Detective Jim Iverson and investigator Doug Bieniek, right, as they work on their closing statement Tuesday in Williams' office. Closing arguments will be made this morning.

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The jury in Valessa Robinson's first-degree murder trial will deliberate in this room after instructions from the judge, expected this afternoon.

  
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