ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Luis Toledo cried on Wednesday in a St. Augustine courtroom. Opening statements started with
prosecutors painting a picture of a man so upset by his wife's infidelities, he killed her and her two kids.
"When investigators ask Toledo where the bodies are, his answer is, 'I'll never tell you where the bodies are,'" said prosecutor Ryan Will.
The defense told the jury there are no bodies, and questioned how you can even call this murder.
"If you have to say it must have been, you speculated, and that's not proof," said Toledo's attorney, Jeff Deen. "The evidence will tell you they don't have proof."
Toledo's wife, Yessenia Suarez, and her two children, Michael and Thalia, disappeared October 23, 2013. Yessenia's mother was devastated, and she even started searching wooded areas by their home. She spoke in court about her missing daughter and grandkids.
"They would never run away! The first place they would have run, it would have been to grandma's house."
Toledo told investigators he was attacked by Suarez, and he killed her in self-defense. The bodies of Yessenia and her kids have never been found.