Trial to continue Wednesday for man accused of killing 83-year-old girlfriend

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bizarre murder trial will continue Wednesday in Dauphin County.

The man on trial is accused of killing his elderly girlfriend.

David Barksdale, 51, is charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors allege Barksdale killed 83-year-old Peggy Swan in June of 2014 after he was being investigated for sexually assaulting her.

Barksdale argues the two were a couple.

Tuesday, prosecutors showed he left 18 erratic voicemails for a protection services caseworker.

Barksdale’s defense team says police did not thoroughly investigate all suspects and point out that a friend of Swan’s came to her home looking for money.

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