While driving at least 80 mph on Old Lakeport Road, Darrick Toel said, according to authorities, he passed a car, saw an oncoming vehicle and veered to the right, skidding off the road and striking the tree.
Prosecutors say Brian Fullhart killed his wife because she planned to leave him. Zoanne Fullhart's mother, Jo Olson, said her daughter was beautiful "outside and inside," and that Brian Fullhart was "ugly on the outside and inside."
Elmi Said, formerly known as Abdiqadar Sharif, is accused of stabbing his roommate after the two got into a fight inside their apartment at the Phoenix Apartments in October. If found guilty as charged, Said, 39, would face a 50-year prison sentence.