For those of you following the trial of Southborough resident Treefon Manoloules in the 2009 murder of his brother Aris, here’s the latest from the Metrowest Daily News. Treefon’s teenage son Christopher and brother-in-law Robert Upton are also charged in the crime.
Erin O’Malley, a radio host for Mix 104.1 FM, told jurors her ex-boyfriend Upton deceived her for years. She said Upton told her he was a divorced ex-Navy SEAL working for the NSA, when in fact he was a married, unemployed father with money woes.
The gun prosecutors say was used in the killing was found in the basement of O’Malley’s home.
Treefon’s daughter Natalie, a 17-year-old at Algonquin, also took the stand and testified that she and her brother Christopher grieved when they learned their uncle was dead.
Since Treefon Manoloules’ defense signaled in its opening that it would likely try to pin the murder on Christopher Manoloules, whom it painted as a troubled, drug-addicted youth eager to settle the family score, his sister’s testimony figures to be crucial to both sides.
Trembling slightly as she testified, Natalie Manoloules glanced at her father numerous times as she spoke, and mouthed a few words his way at one point when lawyers approached the bench.
She recounted a few things her brother said during their conversation, including that he said he “didn’t want to see this happen” and that Upton had told him that if he didn’t get what he wanted he would go after Christopher Manoloules’ family.
The trial continues on Monday. You can read more in this article by the MWDN.
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