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Halberg told the jury, though, that the couple’s financial picture wasn’t nearly as bad as the prosecution portrayed. Two cars made up $80,000 of the debt. Two motorcycles accounted for another $28,000.
Margorie Holland was the volatile person in the relationship, the defense attorney said. She would threaten divorce one minute and be loving a half-hour later. Roger Holland wasn’t angry and had no motive to kill her, Halberg said. The computer searches stemmed from a Vince Flynn novel both had read and a disagreement about whether it was possible to break your neck falling down the stairs.
Margorie Holland’s brother testified that he believed Roger and his sister were “soul mates,” Halberg reminded the jury.
“It’s not your job to solve this case,” Halberg told them. “It’s your job to decide if it’s been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”
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