Millionaire Murder Trial: Will Wife Take Stand?

Nancy Grace, Dan Abrams discuss Nanette Johnston's defense in husband's death.
4:23 | 01/10/12

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To bring in GMA legal analyst Dan Abrams life here in the studio with us and from Atlanta is Nancy Grace host of Nancy Grace. On each -- and their let me start with you we heard an -- -- -- the defense saying in essence she wouldn't leave. Somebody wealthy for someone who doesn't have as much money. I don't know if that's really gonna gonna fly over the jury but I do think this is going to be more difficult case that it was prosecuting him why. Because you had direct evidence of the -- being linked back to him. You're direct evidence of a new key being made link back to him you had evidence of notes he had taken of license plates etc. link back to him. Doesn't mean they don't have a case against her but I do think they're gonna have a harder time with their case against her remember this is also a case that is you know eighteen years old. Then they are the case against him. An answer what do you make of this case. Well I think bit wild -- as saying there's not any direct evidence linking back to her. Let me remind everyone that in a court of law circumstantial evidence is -- and the judge will instruct the jury on this. Circumstantial evidence is just as powerful as direct evidence -- -- -- Here's a guy that played for the colts the Packers and we're not talking about an old Taylor -- but because we're talking about a guy who ended up with a Barcelona dragons. As opposed to her with -- in the day are right she was the mastermind. They weren't in it together and the defense that she would never leave. -- off plan for -- -- -- -- right she didn't have to leave them. She killed him. -- all the evidence against him was pretty much circumstantial as well. But I guess what I'm saying is that. Because they -- he was the shooter yeah and they got a conviction that's right and what I'm saying is -- disagree -- -- -- do you disagree that this is if you were to compare the two cases that this is going to be a tougher case against her that it was against him. Actually I disagree I'll tell you why Dan I agree with you about that Evans being more direct with him. But as far as -- modem which the state doesn't have to prove. -- did she's looking at a million dollar life insurance policy -- 150 grand. His infinity one year free -- and a new port California beach out and what is not. The grand theft -- day before he's murdered she writes a check for 250 grand. Clear -- -- day after the bank cleared it just sit on a pile of money not yeah. But the reason this case was reopened in some people are gonna -- -- -- why are we here now. As opposed to back and I want to hear -- trader -- and one of the reasons is because a witness came forward -- never been questioned back then. Who pointed the finger at him a comment that he had made about wanting to kill the victim here. Because he was in love bomb with the other woman is on trial here so so I think you talk -- motive. There's your motive for for him is that he wanted to have her do not. Well at this soccer ganged together and Canada have two months. One hurting himself -- -- -- But most of them have plenty of boyfriends and lovers nobody wanted anybody to themselves they all wanted a sugar daddy and that's what -- law when I think had a lot of -- and he didn't know what was -- -- -- how do you know -- a lot of boyfriends and girlfriends together. Big says. -- and that that's -- beer in the evidence she has been married three time -- children from every marriage he's been married they both have boyfriends and girlfriends. I mean that's not a crime that's not a felony that's neither here and -- they here. But the fact that this is all about GLO -- No this is not all about jealousy this is all about money and DC is -- one set to get all of the money excuse -- an entity both expect to see her -- take the stand. I did. I'd be shocked if she takes -- Nancy. I agree -- Dan I I think it'd be. Much more damaging for her to take the stand I think she's better off letting the jury did they met she is guilty rather than take this day and and -- there's -- This -- that they're gonna put the finger at him -- her defense is gonna be pointing the finger at it was more likely he'd get. -- article which -- -- which is what he tried against her and it didn't work. All right -- am. This is what the predators -- it's always do it trial I'd put any judge parents -- Nancy thank you very much as always stand as well.

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