Nathan Leuthold trial, day 3

By WEEK Producer

Nathan Leuthold trial, day 3

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Denise Leuthold was shot to death on Valentine's Day 2013. Police say her husband, Nathan Leuthold, is the one who pulled the trigger. Prosecutors gave their opening statements Monday afternoon.

Six witnesses took the stand Wednesday, for a total of 21 since the trial began Monday.

David Smith, a Peoria County inmate, testified saying Leuthold confessed to the murder. The two men shared a unit while in jail. Smith admitted to telling Leuthold he could help him with his case and laid out a detailed description of what Leuthold told him.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Scott Denton determined Denise died from a gun shot wound to the back of the head.

The final witness of the day was Aina Dobilaite, the 20-year-old Lithuanian woman who lived with Denise and Nathan after they met her on a missionary trip.

Dobilaite received immunity, allowing her to testify without being prosecuted. A Lithuanian interpreter was present for the testimony. She said she has known Leuthold for nearly 14 years, and did not attend Denise's funeral.

After the murder, Leuthold's parents told Aina not to talk to police. She has been in constant contact with the family.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dobilaite was still being questioned.