April 24, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 96

Peters murder trial continues

BESSEMER — Jurors heard testimony from a former cell mate of Kenneth Peters who spoke about fixing “damning evidence” during 32nd Circuit Court proceedings on Tuesday at the Gogebic County Courthouse in Bessemer.

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WITNESS TIFFANY Youngberg speaks during the murder trial against Kenneth Peters, 50, of Bessemer, on Tuesday during 32nd Circuit Court proceedings at the Gogebic County Courthouse in Bessemer. Peters is on trial for allegedly murdering his 79-year-old wife Ethel Grzena-Peters.

Peters, 50, of Bessemer, is on trial for allegedly murdering his 79-year-old wife Ethel Grzena-Peters in August 2012.

Prosecuting attorney Richard Adams called Isaac Laplander, of Ironwood, to the stand and questioned him about his experience as Peters’ cell mate in early December 2012 at the Gogebic County Jail.

Laplander said that he and Peters became close enough to star...