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Dontae Morris murder trial

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Accused killer Dontae Morris returned to a Hillsborough County courtroom for the murder of Rodney Jones outside the "Cotton Club" in May 2010.

Wednesday morning prosecutors introduced a technician who testified that calls and texts were made from a cell phone owned by Morris from the vicinity of the nightclub the night of the murder.

A Tampa police detective also testified that Morris made hundreds of calls and text messages to his then girlfriend Cortnee Brantley in a 24 hour period after the murder.

In one of the text, he told Brantley to erase all the messages after she read them.

Morris is not expected to take the stand before the case goes to the jury this afternoon.

 

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