42 year old Reynolds was accused of shooting Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds in January2007, the day she planned to file for divorce.
Reynolds took the stand Thursday. He told the court during his testimony, ":I wanted to shoot myself in her presence. I wanted that image to be the last thing she saw, and that she would have to explain to the kids what happened to their father.":
He went on to say, ":I have no idea how the gun fired. I’ve tried to figure it out a million times. I don’t know if i tensed up, tightened. It was in my hands when it went off. It was my fault.":
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea says Reynolds spent 15 years in the military and knew how to use a weapon. She said the shooting was no accident.