Gigliotti's fiance takes stand; says the couple feared for safety

Date: 2010-05-07

Libby Hendren

Brooksville, FL -- A few other witnesses are expected to take the stand tomorrow in the trial of a Spring Hill woman accused of locking up her 17-year-old nephew in a bathroom.

The prosecution rested it's case late this afternoon after fiancee Anton Angelo took the stand as the state's witness against 51-year-old Tai-Ling Gigliotti.

Angelo was sentenced to five years probation in exchange for his testimony.

Angelo says the teen had shown some violent behavior, including burning down the couple's 1,000 square foot cabana, and they feared what he would do next.

Gigliotti faces two counts of aggravated child abuse. If convicted, she could face up to 60 years in prison.

The jury, comprised mostly of women, may begin deliberating on Saturday.


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