Cantrell took the witness stand on Monday- saying he caught his wife in bed with another man and lost control of his emotions. The man is accused of stabbing Charlotte to death. The defense asked Judge Robert Oliver to throw out first degree murder saying Charlotte's killing was not- premeditated. Judge Oliver agreed and dropped the most serious charge.
Now the jury has three choices when considering Charlotte's death, guilty of second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or not guilty. With Cantrell admitting the killing happened- the jury will likely find him guilty of some crimes. But the judge's decision means, the man's future prison time is significantly reduced.
Cantrell's defense attorney will present his closing argument Thursday morning. The jury should begin deliberating in the afternoon.