Victim Blasted on Affair in Capital Murder Trial

 

SAN ANGELO, TX — Heated argument in the cross examination of one of the state's key witnesses was heard in Judge Tom Gosset's court on Tuesday, Matthew Salazar's attorney, John Stacey Young, hammered victim Bradley Floyd on the specifics of his affair with Heather Salazar.

Floyd recounted the beginnings of the relationship for the jury, stating the two had begun talking when Mrs. Salazar expressed she was no longer happy in her marriage to Matthew.

"She had started talking about she was not happy and venting a lot..." Floyd said. "I listened to her. She asked me what I thought and I gave her advice."

Floyd stated that the conversations began in July 2013, and the relationship began to blossom two weeks before Salazar entered his house with a .45 caliber handgun on Aug. 31, 2013 and shot and killed his wife, and shot Floyd in the arm.

Salazar had grown suspicious that Floyd and his wife were having an affair a few weeks prior and had sat both of them down to confront him with his suspicions. The physical involvement, Floyd testified, only lasted for two weeks before the shooting. That afternoon, they had had sex for the first time, he said.

In his cross-examination, defense attorney Young repeatedly asked how long the two had been physically involved.

He referenced a trip to Disneyworld in Florida, where his client contends the relationship may have begun.

"You like the fact that you made Matthew look stupid and a fool, didn't you," Young fired, referring back to the confrontation during which Floyd had stated nothing was going on. "You were all over her and she was all over you  and let's just say it, you were doing it, weren't you?"

Floyd, visibly and audibly perturbed by Young's line of questioning, replied, "Not at that time, no."

"Well let's not play Bill Clinton here, buddy," Young fired back.

The questioning continued with many objections from state attorney Bryan Clayton, and at approximately 10:50 a.m., the court recessed for a 20 minute break.

The Grape Creek Murder Trial, as it unfolded in the Tom Green County Courthouse in August 2014:

 

 

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