Trial Begins in Throat-Slashing Murder

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    A Kent County judge is presiding over the trial of a Newark man charged in the 2010 slaying of a 61-year-old man Smyrna man.
     
    Juan Restrepo-Duque is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kenton W. Wolf.

      Wolf's body was found in his home after co-workers called police when he failed to show up for work.
     
    Restrepo-Duque, who was 18 at the time of the slaying, reportedly told investigators that the two men were drinking beer in Wolf's bedroom when Wolf made a sexual advance.
     
    Restrepo-Duque allegedly grabbed a knife on a night stand next to the bed, cut Wolf's throat and stabbed him repeatedly, according to a police affidavit.
     
    The judge in the case last year denied a defense request to prohibit prosecutors from seeking the death penalty