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Prosecutors Continue Case In Kelley Cannon Trial

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The trial continued Tuesday in the case of Kelley Cannon, the mother accused of strangling her husband, a prominent Nashville attorney. 

Prosecutors replayed the interview between Kelley and detectives the day her husband James "Jim" Cannon was found murdered. 

Cannon told detectives her husband had pushed her, and tried to block her car in when the two last saw each other. At the end of the one hour interview, she expressed shock and sobbed when she discovered her husband was found strangled to death. 

The jury heard Jim's side of the couple's last interaction before his death. In a frantic emergency call he told an operator he worried Kelley was in a rage, and jeopardizing their children's safety.

Kelley's attorney, Peter Strianse, spent the day trying to pick apart police investigators. He suggested detectives may not have properly processed and handled items found at the scene. He also pointed out some pieces of evidence, like empty beer bottles, that were not processed. 

Prosecutors believe police followed all the rules, and as a result uncovered rock solid DNA evidence, such as a piece of latex glove with Kelley's DNA on the inside, and Jim's on the outside. 
Murder Trial Underway For Kelley Cannon

They also painted Jim as a loving husband who tried everything to salvage his marriage. He supported Kelley through drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and then paid for her housing when she got out. 

"I told him it was going to be okay. He would be okay. Then he was killed on Monday," said Jim's attorney John Hollins Jr. 

Kelley went to her husband's home the night he was murdered and took their three young children. She said she never saw Jim's body. Prosecutors believe she strangled him, and left his body in a closet. 

Over the past two years, Cannon has violated her bond on two different occasions. Once she even cut off her ankle monitoring bracelet last March. 

Kelley's three young children and their guardians have also filed a $40 million wrongful death lawsuit against her.

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