Bodden case heads to jury on Tuesday

Staff Report - A Douglas County jury will begin deliberations this morning in the case against Karen Bodden, charged with killing her husband Robin Bodden and leaving his body in the desert.

Lawyer James Wilson Jr. wrapped up the defense of murder suspect Karen Bodden on Friday.

Bodden, 45, is accused of killing her husband in August 2006 and dumping his body in the desert off Johnson Lane where it was found Sept. 10, 2006.

She came under suspicion after Bodden was reported missing by his sister in August 2006, three weeks before the 50-year-old aircraft mechanic's body was discovered in the desert off Johnson Lane.

Investigating Bodden's disappearance, officials discovered thousands of dollars they alleged his wife embezzled.

The case is expected to go to the jury of 10 women and two men today following jury instructions and closing arguments from Jackson and Wilson.

Bodden has been in Douglas County Jail on $1 million cash bail since her arrest Sept. 11, 2006, the day after her husband's body was found.

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