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Testimony continues in Peters murder trial


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KENNETH PETERS, of Bessemer, listens to testimony during trial in the 32nd Circuit Court Friday at the Gogebic County Courthouse in Bessemer. Peters is on trial for allegedly murdering his wife, 79-year-old Ethel Grzena-Peters in August 2012.

BESSEMER — Friday’s continuing trial against Kenneth Wayne Peters, 50, of Bessemer, was “unpredictable,” according to 32nd Circuit Court Judge Roy Gotham after a day of testimony at the Gogebic County Courthouse.

District attorney Richard Adams called numerous witnesses, presenting a case against Peters for allegedly murdering his wife, Ethel Grzena-Peters, 79, of Bessemer, in August 2012.

Grzena-Peters went missing on Aug. 3, 2012, and her body was found on Aug. 13, 2012, in Watersmeet Township. Peters is charged with first-degree and second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse...

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