Testimony Continues In John Kastner's Murder Trial In Tulsa County Court

Friday, September 17th 2010, 2:08 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- After calling nearly 30 witness, the prosecution will rest its case on Monday in the murder trial of John Kastner Friday.

He is on trial for the murder of his wife in 2008. Kastner claims an intruder broke into their home and killed Lori. 

Kastner looks much different now than when he was arrested in 2008. He's lost a lot of weight and his hair is very short.

His adopted daughter, step mother and father-in-law testified Friday. Each said Kastner told various stories about his millions.

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His adopted daughter said that she had had a terrible home life before the Kastners adopted her about 10 months before the murder. 

She said Kastner told her that he was with the Israeli Army and was taking the family to Israel. 

During questioning on the witness stand, the teen said she had seen the gun that Kastner bought supposedly for the trip. 

The principal and the football coach at Webster High School also testified Friday morning. Both said Kastner offered to give Webster a $100,000 gift if the football team won five games, another $100,000 if it increased attendance and $86,000 for football equipment. 

The trial is taking place at the Tulsa County courthouse.