FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- With his half-brother serving a life sentence in prison, and his alleged co-conspirator set to testify against him, all eyes will be on Bob Leonard's defense team Thursday as his trial for the 2012 Richmond Hill Explosion begins.
It wil be the first day for prosecutors to lay out the case in full against Leonard. He's accused of conspiring to blow up a home in the Richmond Hill subdivision with his brother Mark Ray Leonard and his brother's then-girlfriend Monserrate Shirley.
RTV6 Senior Digital Correspondent Jordan Fischer will be in the courtroom in Fort Wayne throughout the trial. See what he says to look for from Day 1 in the video player above.
The Trial of Bob Leonard -- Questions for Day 1:
- Prosecutors took methodical, "brick-by-brick" approach to previous trial. Will they follow the same script? (Read the prosecution's previous opening statements here.)
- Will Leonard's defense team present his claim -- that he's totally innocent -- or something closer to the defense his brother put up? (Read Mark Leonard's defense team's opening statements.)
- How will friction between Leonard and his defense team play out? Will he ask again to defend himself? (MORE | Bob Leonard files to dismiss defense team)
- Will Bob Leonard testify during the trial?
Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez and Senior Digital Correspondent Jordan Fischer will be in Fort Wayne covering the trial jury selection through the final verdict. Follow them on Twitter for live updates throughout the trial