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Carsner Trial StartsToday


POSTED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:40pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:48pm

Carsner Accused of Killing Parents 2 Years Ago

UPDATE: The murder trial is underway for the woman accused of shooting and killing her mother and step-father.

Laura Carsner broke down in tears as the courtroom looked at pictures of Irma and Alejandro Quiroz' dead bodies in their backyard.

An eye-witness testifies he saw Carsner walk into the couple's yard and that minutes later he heard 5 or 6 continuous gunshots.

A sheriff's deputy said Carsner looked at him, shrugged her shoulders and said,"I just shot my parents."

The 9-mm gun and almost a dozen cartridges were recovered from the crime scene.

The owner of a Las Cruces gun store testified that Carsner purchased a gun from his store August 29, 2009, the same day of the murder.

Carsner's trial continues tomorrow, NewsChannel 9 will be in the courtroom to give you the latest.

UPDATE: Two witnesses have taken the stand; a neighbor and a sheriff's deputy.

EL PASO - The trial is expected to start today for a woman accused of murdering her mother and her stepfather.

Laura Carsner is accused of shooting her parents in the backyard of their home in 2009. Their names were Alejandro Quiroz and Irma Quiroz.

Jury selection started yesterday, and the trial will get underway once the jury is chosen.

You can look for developments in our later newscasts and throughout the day at

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