Attorney for Iowa man charged with killing pregnant wife says sobs on 911 calls were real


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DAVENPORT, Iowa — An attorney for an Iowa man charged with killing his pregnant wife is asking jurors to consider sobbing 911 calls he made as proof that he's not guilty.

Defense attorney Gerald Feuerhelm played 911 calls Wednesday in which Seth Techel is heard saying frantically that "my wife's been shot" and requesting an ambulance.

Feuerhelm asked jurors to find Techel not guilty of first-degree murder in the May 2012 death of Lisa Techel.

Techel repeatedly breaks into sobs as he tells a dispatcher he was in the shower when he heard a gunshot, and came out to find his wife shot.

Feuerhelm rejected the prosecution's argument that those were fake sobs. He says that was the real emotion of a man who "witnessed the dying moments of his young wife."

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