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Farrow has argued that his client has long suffered from what he called “serious mental illness that started as early as age 11.” That includes anxiety and depression, he has said, and Pozniak has relied on hard drugs to deal with them.

Excerpt from article by Joe Green (Burlington County Times):

“On Wednesday, jurors heard a recording of an interview conducted by a detective with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office with Pozniak at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly on Jan. 31.

The accused had been taken there for treatment of his wounds. Much of what Pozniak said in the interview was difficult to understand, and his speech was slurred. The jurors were given transcripts of the conversation.

In the interview, conducted about 12:30 p.m., Pozniak said he had consumed a bottle of Xanax and one of Valium, along with wine.

“I decided to commit suicide,” he said. “There has been a lot of stress in my life … ever since her dad moved in.”

Pozniak said Bryan Wilson had been fired from his job at the Harris Tea Co. in Moorestown, and his daughter took him in. The father had been living at the Washington Street home for “probably a little over a month,” the accused said.

Pozniak said Wilson’s father caused strain at home with excessive drinking. He also said Nicole Wilson had become bossy and was ordering him around.

Pozniak’s attorney, Timothy Farrow, noted the slurred speech in the interview and the assertion that the accused had consumed excessive amounts of prescription pills. He questioned the validity of the interview and said that, at the hospital, his client tested positive for the presence of substances consistent with Xanax and Valium.”

Timothy Farrow, noted the slurred speech in the interview and the assertion that the accused had consumed excessive amounts of prescription pills. He questioned the validity of the interview and said that, at the hospital, his client tested positive for the presence of substances consistent with Xanax and Valium.

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“On Wednesday, Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood testified that the victims died of blunt force trauma to the head, and that their deaths were the result of homicide. Bryan Wilson was struck at least 10 times, and his daughter was struck at least three times, Hood said.

The jury was shown autopsy photos of the injuries, and Hood said both likely died very quickly.

Neither showed any sign of a struggle, and both died in the positions in which they slept, he said. They sustained extensive skull fractures from heavy blows, and the wounds were consistent with a pipe wrench, he said.

Hood testified that the weapon would have to be swung with maximum force to cause such injuries, as the victims were lying on soft surfaces that would sink as the blows came.”

See the full article at BurlingtonCountyTimes.com.

Tim Farrow, of Dash Farrow, LLP, is an experienced South Jersey criminal defense trial attorney and former Burlington County assistant prosecutor who handles criminal offenses of any kind.  When you need experienced, focused, and responsive legal help for a criminal arrest in South Jersey, call Dash Farrow, LLP at 856-235-8300 or Contact Us HereWe serve individuals and businesses throughout Burlington and Camden Counties, as well as all of South Jersey.