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Grand jury hears Mitchell murder trial

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's multi-county grand jury began hearing private testimony Tuesday on the murder of 34-year-old Julie Mitchell. Mitchell was found beaten to death in her northwest Oklahoma City home on November 2.

Her 1-year-old daughter was found beside her, covered in blood, but unharmed.

Her husband, Teddy Mitchell, and his three sons were subpoenaed to testify Tuesday.

Police have said Teddy was involved in illegal gambling, but no suspects have been named and no arrests have been made in the case.

Scott Adams, the attorney for Teddy's son Daniel Mitchell, who found Julie's body, said Tuesday's testimony was difficult for Daniel.

"It's a mystery to my client of who did it," Adams said. "He was traumatized by having to go in there and see his stepmother the way she was and pick up the little infant. He's going through a lot right now and he's just wanting to get this matter behind him and hopefully they'll make an arrest shortly."

Leaving the courtroom, Teddy said "I'm going home to see my little girl."

Teddy's attorney, Bob Jackson, said "It's difficult for Teddy, having to go back and remember all that. Yeah, that part was rough. But the rest of it was OK."

The grand jury testimony is scheduled to resume April 20.


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