HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Kylr Yust took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon as he stands accused of two counts of murder in the killings of Kara Kopetsky in May 2007 and Jessica Runions in September 2016.
Media is not allowed to livestream any portion of the trial, but FOX4 provided moment-by-moment developments in our liveblog. We’re also cutting video from his testimony and will provide portions below.
Yust takes the stand
Prosecution begins cross examination
Prosecution pushes Yust about his story on day Kara Kopetsky was last seen
Yust talks about testimony on confessions
Prosecutor presses on brother, call to mom
Yust gives his account of May 4, 2007 to defense team
Yust continues to talk about Kopetsky with defense
Yust tells defense about Jessica Runions, and getting arrested again