Trial begins for woman accused of stabbing friend

January 7, 2008 3:04:11 PM PST
The trial got under way Monday for a Bloomington woman charged with murdering her longtime friend.

Monday morning in court a prosecutor called the murder a "brutal execution."

Diana Thames originally told police she found Cindy Wolosick stabbed to death in her Palatine home in August, 2005. She spent the night there after the two returned from a vacation in Mexico.

But police confronted Thames about inconsistencies in her story. And Thames allegedly admitted she killed the 46-year-old speech teacher after the two got into an argument.

Wolosick questioned Thames about money shortages in the real estate rehab business they owned together in Bloomington.

Thames' lawyer argues Thames could not have pulled off the murder because she was recovering from carpal tunnel surgery at the time. And she claims Wolosick had "volatile" relationships with other people in her life.

You can read more about the trial in Monday's Daily Herald.