Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the murder trial of Daniel Arteaga, suspected of killing his girlfriend Kim Schmidt on New Year's Eve 2011, but not before playing the jury videotaped excerpts of his interrogation.
Arteaga has been sticking to his story even during that two-hour interrogation where detectives overstated the amount of evidence they had that allegedly tied Arteaga to the crime scene.
It wasn't until eight months after Schmidt was found shot to death in her bedroom that detectives confronted Arteaga about the killing. A video tape was made during Arteaga's August 12, 2012 interrogation just before he was arrested.
Arteaga was Schmidt's lover and a suspect in her death from day one, however he bent over backwards to cooperate with investigations and even agreed to an interrogation without the benefit of an attorney. An hour into the interrogation the detective then revealed evidence tied Arteaga to the murder scene after the fatal shot was fired.
Detective Mike Drapeau then gave Arteaga the impression he'd found the victim's blood on something belonging to Arteaga.