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Prosecution presents gun in Lexington murder trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Testimony resumed Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a Lexington doctor.

Police say Marty Roe gunned down Martha Post outside her office nearly two years ago.

The smoking gun, prosecutors say, is an actual gun found by investigators in Marty Roe's van.

Last week, we heard from investigators and the families of Roe and Dr. Post.

She was gunned down in 2011, in front of her dermatology clinic.

Prosecutors claim Roe was obsessed with her, and left her voicemails telling her how much he loved her.

One investigator said today when Roe was arrested several days after Dr. Post's murder, they found a gun, bullets and holster.

Detective Phil Bailey says, "On the compartments of the van, there's a plate and there's a little bit of room and the gun was right behind it."

Defense is expected to start presenting its case tomorrow.

It claims it was Post's husband, Dr. Robert Truitt, who stood to benefit from Martha's death because of a million dollar life insurance policy she had taken out.

Prosecutors say Roe was fired from Dr. Post's practice for inappropriate behavior, and that action led to a slew of harassing voicemails on the part of Roe.

A verdict is expected by the end of the week.


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