BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Opening statements concluded Monday morning in the case against local man Kirk Zimmerman, who is charged with killing his former wife Pam Zimmerman.
Prosecutors claims Zimmerman committed the murder out of greed and hate, stating his clear motive for her stemmed from a delinquent child support payment amount of $3,900. They went on to say they have more than 60 witnesses who will back up those claims and provide forensic evidence easily showing Kirk committed the murder.
Pam died of multiple gunshot wounds at her office on Bloomington’s east side in November 2014.
The defense rebuked claims made by the prosecution and painted a picture of Kirk as a family man, saying all three of his kids will be testifying in favor of Kirk to show how much of a loving person he was.
The defense also said there is no way Kirk would kill his former wife and the mother of his children over an amount as small as $3,900 because he had a well-paying State Farm job, no credit card debt and savings totaling more than $30,000.
The jury has been dismissed until the afternoon session when the prosecution will begin providing evidence and calling witnesses.