Defendant accused of calling victim ‘cheating whore’ during 911 call

September 20, 2019

BY COURT TV STAFF

While testifying on the stand, defendant Todd Mullis, who is accused of murdering his wife is asked if he whispered “cheating whore” and “go to hell cheating whore” under his breath while performing CPR on her lifeless body during the 911 call he made on the way to the hospital.

 

Assistant Attorney General Maureen Hughes plays, and replays, back parts of his 911 call in the courtroom near the end of her cross-examination. The defendant acknowledges the whispering, but says he can not understand the words that he said. He denies saying “cheating whore” and “go to hell cheating whore” during the call.

Todd Michael Mullis, 43, is on trial for the alleged Nov. 10, 2018, murder of 39-year-old Amy Lynn Mullis at their family farm in Earlville, Iowa.

After finding her body, Todd told the courtroom that he and their 13-year-old son loaded Amy into the front seat of their truck and headed towards the hospital. On the ride, Todd called 911.

During the 911 call, Todd told the operator he could not feel a pulse. The operator then instructed him to pull over and perform CPR.

Todd told the prosecutor he sent his son to the edge of the road to flag down the first responders. According to his testimony, it was just Todd and Amy alone in the truck as the operator coached him to perform CPR.

The prosecution claims it’s during that time the defendant whispered derogatory remarks.

At 8:31, the prosecutor says Todd whispers “cheating whore” under his breath as he performs CPR on his wife’s body.

In the redirect, Todd maintains he did not make those remarks. Earlier in his testimony, he also claimed that he and Amy had already worked through her extramarital affairs, and at the time of the 911 call he held no resentment towards his wife about her cheating.

Listen to the full 911 cross-examination here:

 

 

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