Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The day's proceedings began with Theresa Twyford being called to the stand. Twyford is a daughter of Alice Uden from her marriage to Gerald Scott.
Twyford said that one day over a few drinks, her mother told her she had murdered her husband, Ronald Holtz.
"She told me that she had shot him(Ronald Holtz) in the back of the head while he was sleeping. She had put his body in this cardboard container with a metal ring on top of it," Twyford said.
Twyford also said the body was then dropped in a mine shaft on the Remount Ranch.
Her family used to work on the ranch and Twyford said it was a place to dump dead livestock.
Twyford's brother, Todd Scott, said their mother had told him the same story while they were both having drinks in their car.
"Out of the blue, just flat out told me how she had got up on night and got a .22 and shot Ron in the head," Scott said.
Scott was adamant that Uden told him Ronald Holtz was sleeping when she shot him.
When asked why did his mother tell him about the murder, Scott had no answer.
"I don't know why a mother would tell her children that she killed somebody. I don't know. It's haunted me for years. It has haunted me for years."
Scott says he's told everyone he could to remove this burden he's carried with him.
"I've told Sheriff's, authorities, I've told bosses, I've told spouses, I've told everybody trying to rip this demon out of me. I hate you!"
The rest of the day's testimony focused on the bones found in the mine shaft.
A forensics expert from the University of Wyoming said in his determination that the hole in the back of the skull came from something traveling at a high rate of speed, likely a bullet.
District attorney Scott Homar says the trial is ahead of schedule and closing arguments could come by next Wednesday.