UPDATE 8/5 10:56

 

Opening statements underway in the murder trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his friend while they were in Gainesville for college.

Pedro Bravo faces up to life in prison if convicted of kidnapping, posioning and dumping the body of Christian Aguilar-his former best friend at Doral Academy Charter High here in South Florida.

Prosecutors opened telling jurors they will see graphic images of Aguilar's remains.

The two were reportedly fighting over a girl.  She is expected to testify at the trial which is expected to last two weeks.

 

UPDATE: 8/4  5:00am

Open statements are set for this morning at 9:00 in the trial of a Miami teen accused of kidnapping, poisoning and murdering a high school friend while they were in Gainesville.

Pedro Bravo was in the court yesterday while the 12 jurors and two alternates were selected.

Christian Aguilar's father was also in the courtroom. 

He promises to be there through what's supposed to be a two-week long trial.

Prosecutors say Bravo killed Aguilar because they were fighting over a girl they both dated.

The 20-year-old's pled not guilty. 

He faces up to life in prison, if convicted.

 

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Jury selection got underway Monday in Gainesville in the trial of a Miami man charged in the 2012 death of a University of Florida student, also from South Florida.

Pedro Bravo faces life in prison if he is convicted of killing 18-year-old Christian Aguilar, his friend from a Miami-area high school.

So far, potential jurors have been asked to fill out questionnaires that will presumably determine how much they know about the case from media reports.

Bravo is accused of killing Aguilar following a fight over a girl they both dated at separate times.

Bravo allegedly disposed of Aguilar's body in the woods in Levy County, about an hour from the University of Florida campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo:  Alachua County)