Witness: Murder suspect Gino Ferri owed victim money


POSTED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5:27pm

Day two of the Gino Ferri triple murder trial continued in Las Cruces Tuesday.

Jurors heard testimony from attorneys present at legal proceedings between Ferri and Gilles Delisle.
Ferri is charged with murdering Gilles, his wife Helga and their friend and business partner Peter Weith in April of 2010.

According to witnesses, Ferri owed money to Weith, who was partnered with Delisle. They said Ferri was going to lose three properties he owned in Las Cruces to pay off the debt. An attorney said Delisle was scheduled to be present at a hearing on the properties but never showed.

The attorney said after the hearing he called the Sheriff's office asking them to check on the couple and that's when they were found dead.

More testimony from witnesses is expected Wednesday.

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