The Hugo Selenski trail is underway in Luzerne County. Lots of bones, lots of bodies and lots of bedsheets.
CV: Selensk's former girlfriend, Tina Strom, said she did not see blood or hear gunshots the night of the alleged murder.
WILKES-BARRE – All lies and no proof. Defense attorney says that’s the best way to summarize the story "Pat the Rat" Russin concocted in claiming Hugo Selenski lured two drug dealers to his home, then shot and killed them in May 2003.
"Pat Russin is a liar," attorney Demetrius Fannick boomed in his opening statement to the jury Wednesday morning.
Ludicrous as it might sound, Hugo Selenski is a babe magnet. Women in offices and bars across Luzerne County describe him as sexy.
People obsessed with Selenski and the case are even branded "Hugoists" on one of the many Internet chat rooms created in his honor – some featuring his picture.
The whole country is watching.
"This case is fascinating and bizarre, I don't think anyone can deny that," said Gerald Kolpan, a reporter for FOX 29 in Philadelphia for almost 20 years. "When you get a case with so many elements with a defendant who has dodged so many bullets, it makes it an interesting story and interesting stories are what our viewers want."
Is he going to walk?