• Shooting suspect says he didn't like daughter's 'drug dealing' boyfriend


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The trial continued Thursday for a man accused of killing his wife and pregnant daughter's boyfriend in Osceola County.

    During its opening statement, the defense admitted Kevin Satterfield shot his victims but said his diabetes and extreme obesity at the time caused him to lose control

    On Thursday, defense attorneys called a pathologist who was a former medical examiner. The witness talked about the levels of sugar in Satterfield's body, measured 36 hours after shooting, could have lead to delusions and Satterfield losing control.

    Satterfield, who appeared in court while in a hospital bed, said, "It was like I was there, but I wasn't there. I don't know how to explain it."

    Satterfield's testimony appeared to follow the defense theory that he lost control in the midst of a diabetic attack.

    However, Satterfield went on to explain that his daughter Heather's boyfriend was a drug dealer who he didn't like, and that's why he shot him.

    "I shot Christian (Martinez.) He ran for the bathroom, and Heather was a complete accident. She darted in right behind me. I figured I missed him, so I was trying to shoot him again."

    Satterfield went on to talk about shooting his wife, Vicky.

    "(I) didn't want her to have to deal with the leftovers and the mess, so I figured it would be better if she wasn't there either," he said.

    Heather Satterfield, who was nine months pregnant at the time, had an emergency c-section, and both she and her child survived.

    Authorities said Satterfield had gathered thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards in the days before the shooting, which prosecutors said shows the killings were premeditated.

    Satterfield faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

    The jury began deliberating Satterfield's fate Thursday evening.

    WFTV.com will have the verdict as soon as it is announced.

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