April 27, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 99

Peters testifies about relationship with murder victim

BESSEMER — Kenneth Wayne Peters, 50, of Bessemer, testified Friday about how he came to meet the woman he is accused of murdering.

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KENNETH PETERS, of Bessemer, testifies Friday during his murder trial at the Gogebic County Courthouse in Bessemer.

Peters is on trial for allegedly murdering his wife, Ethel Grzena-Peters, 79, last August.

Prosecutor Richard Adams rested and defense attorney Rudy Perhalla asked for Judge Roy Gotham to throw out the case, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to continue the proceedings.

Gotham denied the motion, ruling there was enough evidence for a “rational juror to render a decision.”

Perhalla asked Peters questions about how he came to the area and how he met Grze...