Prall trial: Victim’s lover bursts into tears on stand

Slain John Prall’s longtime lover broke into tears Wednesday as she testified about seeing his Wayne Avenue house in flames less than 24 hours after the victim’s brother allegedly threatened to kill him and her.

Tormu Prall

Tormu Prall

Jeneya Richardson, 40, who had three children with the victim, said the blaze occurred soon after she and the kids visited the home until late the night of Jan. 24, 2007. At daybreak the next morning, friend Paul Bethea called and told her the house on Wayne was aflame.
Richardson also testified that, like Bethea on the stand on Tuesday, she heard suspect Tormu Prall make threats on the life of his brother, with whom he had been arguing over household expenses and getting kicked out of the place.
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