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Sangamon County Murder, Dismemberment Trial Begins

Updated: Saturday, March 29 2014, 01:07 AM CDT

The murder trial is now underway for a woman accused of killing and dismembering her husband.

Juatasha Denton-McCaster, 24, is charged with seven criminal counts in the death of her husband, 22-year-old Norman McCaster.

Prosecutors say Denton-McCaster dumped her husband's torso in rural Mechanicsburg on October 29, 2012. His head and limbs have not been found.

Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser told the 13-member jury that they'll hear and see incriminating evidence, including Wal-Mart receipts and surveillance video of a black female prosecutors say is Denton-McCaster buying a mask and saw--four days before McCaster's body was found.

That evidence is why the victim's family thinks she's guilty.

"I don't understand why she could do something like this to him, because he was full of life, full of fun," McCaster's cousin Faith Payne said. "And for something like this to happen to him is--I can't even describe. I don't understand. It's hard."

Denton-McCaster's trial is expected to last into next week. If convicted on all counts, she faces 60-plus years behind bars.

Sangamon County Murder, Dismemberment Trial Begins


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