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Boruch's ex-girlfriend testifies in day three of testimony


MERRILL (WAOW) --  In day three of testimony the state called Brittani Schmidt, Boruch's ex-girlfriend.

Schmidt told the court she was in a serious relationship with Boruch for roughly two years. Schmidt testified Boruch lived with her and her mother for some time and she was very close with Pergolski.

During the state's questioning, Assistant District Attorney Don Latoracca asked Schmidt about a conversation she had with Boruch regarding his mother. Schmidt testified that Boruch told her his mother was, "a monetary burden to him." Schmidt told the court that she told Boruch he should take care of his mother. According to Schmidt, Boruch told her, "I will take life insurance policies out on her and get my money back."

Defense Attorney John Voorhees objected to the state's line of questioning. The judge ordered council to his chambers.

Earlier, their first witness of the day was Eliza Glass. Glass is the Vice President of American General insurance.

Glass testified that Boruch and Pergolski took out a $300,000 accidental death insurance policy on Pergolski. Glass told the court that the policy went into effect the day they signed up.

The jury listened to voice recording from Pergolski and Boruch with different insurance agents about the policy. In one recording, Boruch was asking if he could change the mailing address in order to make a claim because his mother, "passed away in a fatal vehicle accident."

The defense questioned Glass. Attorney John Voorhees stressed the point that Pergolski wanted the insurance policy. Glass agreed.

Voorhees also questioned the terms of the policy. Glass testified that if Pergolski had been under the influence of intoxicants or drugs, Boruch would not get the pay out.

The state made it a point to tell the jury that there has been no ruling on that thus far.

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