Emotions high as Wayland murder trial continues
WOBURN, Mass. (WHDH) -- The Wayland man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend cried as his friend testified about happier times in court Wednesday.
Nathaniel Fujita, 20, was emotional as his friend and former teammate testified in his murder trial. Fujita is accused of murdering his high school girlfriend, Lauren Astley, and then dumping her body in a marsh back in July 2011.
Lawyers asked Fujita’s friend if the relationship was consistent or if it had ups and downs.
“Consistent, but ups and downs towards the end,” said Ronald Bolivar, Fujita’s friend.
He said the end of the relationship was their senior year of high school, which was months before Fujita allegedly murdered Astley. Friends said Astley had gotten over their breakup that year.
“After the breakup, did you observe whether or not Lauren Astley became involved with any other young men?” lawyers asked.
Bolivar answered “Yes.”
Emotions ran high in the courtroom. Astley’s best friend broke down on the stand. At one point she was unable to control her tears as she recalled getting word Astley’s body had been found.
The trial will resume Thursday morning.