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Testimony Underway in Bobbie Grubbs' Capital Murder Trial

Testimony began yesterday in the capital murder trial of Bobbie Grubbs, who’s been charged with the April 2012 shooting death of Martha Acevedo-Chan and the shooting assault of Quinton Watts and Marilyn Retamar at the Joaquin Country Inn.


It’s believed robbery was the motive behind the shootings, as money was missing from the motel and the couple hijacked one of their victims' cars.


Two days prior to the incident in Shelby County, Grubbs and his wife, Deedra Grubbs committed a home invasion in The Woodlands.


Testimony on Tuesday in District Judge Charles Mitchell’s 273rd District Court, centered on the Montgomery County assault and burglary, and their capture there after fleeing the Joaquin crime scene. In addition, the state presented a video statement from Grubbs confessing to the shootings, saying he intended to kill all three.


Bobbie Grubbs is represented by court-appointed attorney John R. Smith.


Deedra Grubbs trial is to start May 27.


The middle-aged couple entered pleas of not guilty to both charges. Both face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if found guilty. 

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