Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Murphysboro, IL – (Effingham Radio) – The defense in Pravin Varughese’s murder trial says the cold killed Varughese, and nothing else.
Prosecutors in Jackson County however say a fight with the suspect, Gaege Bethune, over cocaine drove Varughese into the woods in southern Illinois, where he’d die of exposure.
The case in Varughese’s 2014 death began yesterday.
No one is saying how long they expect the trial to last.