Tarrence Lee case now in the judges hands

ST JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --  He has already spent close to two decades in prison for killing 2 people in the late 80's. Now Tarrence Lee is waiting for a judge to decide if he will go back to prison or be cleared of the murder of his estranged wife Trina Winston.

Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the third day of Lee’s murder trial.

Judge John Marnocha said he will announce the verdict on Wednesday.

"How much more do we have to wait” said Sharon Lax, Trina Winston’s niece.

"We need this to be over,” said Shelia Winston Redding, Trina’s sister.

Trina’s family waited from August to October to find out whether she was dead. Her body was found
in the overgrown backyard of an abandoned home in Chicago in October.

"If you seen the scene, it would just, we will never be the same, we will never be the same- how can we?” said Redding.

Trina’s estranged husband Tarrence Lee is charged with her murder. Redding said the the two married this year on April 17, her birthday. She said two months later her sister Trina filed for a divorce.

"This is too much for anybody to bear,” said Lax.

After three days of painful testimony, they still have to wait a little longer.

"We are waiting on your judge, to do the right,” said Cecelia Winston Bronson, Trina’s sister.

Closing arguments ended around 11 a.m. Friday.

The judge said he's going to weigh all the evidence and make his decision if Lee is guilty or not guilty of murder on Wednesday.

"We need some peace, we need some justice. Our family has waited long enough,” said Lax.

"Her body was found, he killed her, he admitted it several times to several people, they had witnesses up there that said they helped. I mean it's a shut and closed case- what's going on?” said Cecelia.

Trina’s family will hold services for her Saturday. The family said they were hoping they would be able to put her murder trial in the past and celebrate her life.

Now they say they just hope all this waiting isn’t for nothing and that they get the justice they are looking for. 

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