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Murder victim's daughter testifies about 'red flags'


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DESIREE LACOSSE, of Oshkosh, Wis., testifies Thursday at the murder trial of Kenneth Peters, 50, of Bessemer.

BESSEMER — “Red flags” were raised from the beginning, according to Desiree Lacosse, of Oshkosh, Wis., when it came to her late mother’s relationship with Kenneth Peters, 50, of Bessemer.

Lacosse testified for the prosecution Thursday against Peters.

Peters is on trial for murdering his wife, Lacosse’s mother, Ethel Grzena-Peters, last August.

“My mom told me in the winter of 2010 that she was going out with a guy who had similar interests as her, and that he was much younger,” Lacosse said. “But to her, age didn’t matter. She said that they loved each other.”


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