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Updates On The Daniel Blizzard Murder Trial

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 YAKIMA, WA.- It was another emotional day at the murder trial of Daniel Blizzard, who is currently on trial for the murder of real estate broker Vern Holbrook. 

 Adriana Mendez continued her testimony today. Prosecutors questioned Mendez about a phone conversation she had the night before Holbrook was beaten about how much money Blizzard was willing to pay them.

 She testified that Blizzard, along with Luis Gomez and Holbrook's daughter-in-law Jill Taylor, were there and involved.

"It was about how much he was willing to pay to have us kill Vern," Adriana Mendez told the jury. 

 "And who was involved in that conversation," Prosecutor Alvin Guzman asked Mendez.

"Me, Luis, and Daniel," Mendez responded.

Defense attorney Peter Mazzone also brought new information to light. The defense claimed Jill Taylor, Blizzard's ex-girlfriend, knew that the hit man they hired, Luis Gomez, was here on a temporary visa that expired at the end of May 2013. 

They argued Taylor used that knowledge in an attempt to pin the murder on Gomez, taking blame off herself.

     Mendez was still on the stand when court adjourned for the day, her testimony will continue tomorrow.

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