The bench trial for an Ozark County murder continues in Laclede County. The defense spent most of the first day trying to have the prosecutor’s key witness removed. 30 year old Jesus Sesena Murrieta is charged with second degree murder. Bradley Deweese was scheduled to testify that he saw Sesena Murrieta shoot 22 year old Alonzo Foster Junior in 2008 near Mammoth. Defense attorneys argued the testimony should be thrown out and the murder charge reduced to manslaughter.