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Journey for Justice podcast: Kylr Yust trial update No. 1

Posted at 8:31 PM, Apr 05, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Day One of Kylr Yust’s double murder trial, the jury was sworn in and the prosecution and defense teams made (very different) opening statements.

41 Action News’ Caitlin Knute and Andy Alcock join podcast hosts Hailey Godburn and Katelyn Brown from the Cass County Justice Center to talk about the day’s proceedings.

Knute was in the courtroom and observed a clean-cut Yust take notes and converse with his attorneys. Alcock analyzed each side's opening statements.

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