Accused killer's trial begins with fireworks

Prosecutors call accused killer 'liar'

Author: Paul Venema, Reporter,
Published On: Feb 01 2012 03:57:13 PM CST

SAN ANTONIO - Two days after the body of Dana Clair Edwards was found in her fashionable Alamo Heights condo on Jan. 2, 2009, her ex-boyfriend, Jon Thomas Ford, 43, was questioned by police.

He explained that he and Edwards had broken up in September 2008 but remained friends. They had attended the same New Year's Eve party the following December but not as a couple.

Ford said he left the party a little before 11:30 p.m. in his taped interview played for the jury as his trial got underway Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors said that not long later, Edwards left. Her body was found on Jan. 2 .

She had been beaten and strangled.

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