A woman on trial for participating in the killing of Tom and Jackie Hawks was really a caring, loving and sometimes naive mother, not the one calling the shots in the family as the prosecution has contended, her friends testified Tuesday as both sides rested their cases.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Matt Murphy and defense attorney Michael Molfetta will offer closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Jennifer Henderson-Deleon. Henderson-Deleon's husband, Skylar Deleon, Alonso Machain and John Fitzgerald Kennedy have also been charged with killing the couple, but their trials are scheduled for next year.
Former roommate Erin Dworzan testified that Henderson-Deleon is not an emotional person.
Dworzan and a more recent neighbor and friend, Meghan Leathem, both testified about the Deleons' courtship. Dworzan said after the two met online, Deleon began romancing Henderson-Deleon, often bringing her flowers and taking her out to dinner. But Dworzan said red-flags went up in her mind because some of Deleon's stories "didn't match up here and there."