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Day three of the Jonathan Rowles juvenile manslaughter case continues Monday, with the medical examiner and lead detective in the case expected to take the stand.
Collier Circuit Judge Ramiro Mañalich met with lawyers from both sides before the start of testimony, organizing the logistics of the medical examiner's testimony. Mañalich said the evidence is graphic, and he will attempt to shield photographs from Rowles, the 15-year-old accused of shooting and killing his mother. Mañalich said he will review photographs from the bench, seeing it as "the best way to accomplish the goal of not traumatizing Jonathan."
Prosecutors are expected to call all of their witnesses by the end of the day. The trial is scheduled to end Tuesday, though it's possible it will go longer.