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Michele Taylor's Defense attorney argues students have a motive

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YAKIMA, Wash.- The trial continues for teacher Michele Taylor and her defense attorney says the students testifying against her may have a motive.

The defense says the motive could be jealousy. East Valley students testified and say the teen who reported Taylor actually liked her and talked about wanting to have sex with her. 

They also testified to the texts they saw and what they knew about their teacher. One of the students on the stand is good friends with the boy who reported her. The defense attorney says the teen boy liked Taylor and was getting jealous. He says the student also liked the attention he was getting.

"He was bragging bout who he could have sex with correct?" asked the Defense attorney.

"Um, Ya, I guess," said the student on the stand.

"I guess? Well there's nothing further judge," said the defense attorney.

The student who reported Taylor to school and law enforcement says Taylor tried seducing him and also admitted to him that she had sex with another student.

We haven't heard the testimony of that student yet but attorneys say he is expected to take the stand sometime this week. 

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