, 35, a former Jackson schoolteacher and the mother of the couple's two small children, is on trial in Hinds County Circuit Court in the June 3, 2004, shooting death of her
...Elicia Hughes, who had been a third-grade teacher at Lee Elementary, told police she awoke about 11:20 p.m. on June 3 and heard a popping sound she thought had come from an air conditioner.She
got up to investigate and found her
husband dead on the floor of the front room.
never looked at Rayford while she
was testifying about her
relationship with her
Evidence will show Elicia Hughes
didn't have anything to do with killing her husband, Anderson said.
Alexander said a gun residue test found a small patch of gunpowder on the back of Elicia Hughes'
...John Colette, Elicia Hughes' other attorney, said it would have been easy for his client to get the gunpowder on the back of her hand from touching her husband's body and clothes.
Brian and Elicia Hughes
had been married about five years when the shooting occurred.
Alexander said a portion of Brian Hughes' salary went to support his other three children and Elicia Hughes
wasn't happy about it.
If convicted, Elicia Hughes
faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.She
is out of jail on a $60,000 bond.