ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - In closing statements on Friday, state prosecutors argued that Luis Toledo murdered his family, because he believed his wife was cheating on him.
"There is no greater motive for murder," Mark Johnson said, adding that this was the only logical explanation.
They went through all the evidence presented in the case, including blood on a car mat, a boot, and three places inside the home, and Toledo's own admission in jailhouse interviews to killing his wife in self defense.
Toledo said, "She grabbed me from back. I got so tired of her grabbing on me. I hit her in neck and she fell onto floor. She couldn't breathe, stopped breathing. She stopped breathing. She died looking at me."
The defense said there's no way Toledo could have killed the kids and that it had to be the neighbor.
"They went in there, got in argument. Tyshawn Jackson was there and Tyshawn Jackson killed his kids," said Toledo's attorney, Jeff Deen
Toledo is accused of killing his wife Yessenia Suarez and her two kids, Thalia and Michael, in October 2013. Their bodies have never been found.
Toledo is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one county of second degree murder. If convicted of first degree murder, he faces life in prison.