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Witness highlights age of murder case with query about pager

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 15:35:57-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A witness in a central Arizona murder trial highlighted the age of the case when she was asked to describe a pager.

Marisol Gonzalez was pregnant when she was fatally shot in a Cottonwood alley in 1997 and overdue to deliver the baby she named Andrew.

Her ex-boyfriend, Cecilio Cruz, could face more than 40 years in prison if he's convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

The first week of trial wrapped up Friday. The prosecution sought to establish a timeline around the time Gonzalez was killed.

Cruz's attorney suggested police didn't fully explore other potential suspects.