Photos of the murder weapon and the crime scene presented to the jury during the trial of Louis Benevento, accused of having killed his wife

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SAN ANTONIO – The prosecution continued to present evidence and witnesses on Tuesday on the second day of the Louis Benevento murder trial.

Benevento is charged with the May 22, 2019 murder of his wife, Alicia Wills.

On Tuesday, a deputy from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office of the department’s crime scene unit spoke.

Deputy Jason Tibbs showed the crime scene photos he took on the day of the murder as well as other evidence he collected.

Photo of the crime scene shown in the Louis Benevento trial. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Among the evidence were two guns, a .380 caliber found near Wills and a .40 caliber found in a safe inside the house.

The .40 caliber is said to be the weapon used by Benevento to shoot Wills. Seven cartridge cases from this gun were found around Wills’ body.

Photo of a crime scene presented during the trial of Louis Benevento. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Benevento claims self-defense. His lawyer said in oral argument that Wills attacked him and first pointed his gun at him.

On Monday, the state began its business with the 911 call Wills made outside.

“I know he’s going to kill me,” Wills can be heard saying in the call. After a few minutes, she started to scream. Multiple gunshots can be heard in the audio, then the call becomes silent.

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At some point in the trial, Benevento is expected to testify in his defense.

If found guilty, he faces 5 to 99 years or life imprisonment.

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