David Temple returns to court as prosecutors consider whether to re-try him on murder charge

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Bailiff H.T. Gilley takes charge of the shotgun that was used as evidence, Nov. 7.

Bailiff H.T. Gilley takes charge of the shotgun that was used as evidence, Nov. 7.

Photo: Steve Campbell, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple and prosecutor Kelly Siegler confer about evidence in court.

Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple and prosecutor Kelly Siegler confer about evidence in court.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple and prosecutor Kelly Siegler confer with the Honorable Doug Shaver.

Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple and prosecutor Kelly Siegler confer with the Honorable Doug Shaver.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple holds an evidence photo just beyond the reach of prosecutor Kelly Siegler.

Dick DeGuerin, lead defense counsel for defendant David Temple holds an evidence photo just beyond the reach of prosecutor Kelly Siegler.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Brenda Lucas, twin sister of Belinda Lucas Temple, slain wife of defendant David Temple, watches Nov. 5 as prosecutor Kelly Siegler refers to an audio cassette that Siegler is about to play in court.

Brenda Lucas, twin sister of Belinda Lucas Temple, slain wife of defendant David Temple, watches Nov. 5 as prosecutor Kelly Siegler refers to an audio cassette that Siegler is about to play in court.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Heather Scott, left, is joined by her attorney, Dick DeGuerin, during questioning by Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler, Oct. 25.

Heather Scott, left, is joined by her attorney, Dick DeGuerin, during questioning by Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler, Oct. 25.

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Chronicle

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Heather Scott, wife of David Mark Temple, walks to the courtroom with Kevin Temple, David Temple’s brother, left, and a court bailiff, Oct. 25.

Heather Scott, wife of David Mark Temple, walks to the courtroom with Kevin Temple, David Temple’s brother, left, and a court bailiff, Oct. 25.

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin hands a single shot shotgun to witness Dean Holtke, a homicide investigator with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

Dick DeGuerin hands a single shot shotgun to witness Dean Holtke, a homicide investigator with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Heather Scott, left, wife of David Mark Temple, is questioned by Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler, Oct. 25.

Heather Scott, left, wife of David Mark Temple, is questioned by Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler, Oct. 25.

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Chronicle

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The Temple brothers, Kevin, from left, David and Darren, walk to court Oct. 24.

The Temple brothers, Kevin, from left, David and Darren, walk to court Oct. 24.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Tammy Harlan fights back her emotions, Oct. 24.

Tammy Harlan fights back her emotions, Oct. 24.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Quinton Harlan, left, looks over evidence with Dick DeGuerin Oct. 24. Harlan and Temple were good friends and also each had an affair with the same woman, whom Temple ended up marrying two years after his wife’s death. less
Quinton Harlan, left, looks over evidence with Dick DeGuerin Oct. 24. Harlan and Temple were good friends and also each had an affair with the same woman, whom Temple ended up marrying two years after his … more

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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A supporter hugs David Temple after hearing the 911 call in his attorney’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

A supporter hugs David Temple after hearing the 911 call in his attorney’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler listens to Dick DeGuerin’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler listens to Dick DeGuerin’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler addresses the jury Oct. 16 in her opening statement against David Temple, who is being defended by Dick DeGuerin.

Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler addresses the jury Oct. 16 in her opening statement against David Temple, who is being defended by Dick DeGuerin.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin writes notes as Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler addresses the jury in her opening statement, Oct. 16.

Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin writes notes as Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler addresses the jury in her opening statement, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Judge Doug Shaver is visible Oct. 16 through the door where the point of entry was made for the alleged burglary to the Temple home.

Judge Doug Shaver is visible Oct. 16 through the door where the point of entry was made for the alleged burglary to the Temple home.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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David Temple’s mother, Maureen Temple, hugs a supporter after hearing the prosecution’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

David Temple’s mother, Maureen Temple, hugs a supporter after hearing the prosecution’s opening statement, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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David Mark Temple (left), accused in the Jan 11, 1999 murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Tracie Temple in their Katy home, standing next to his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, reacts as the Honorable Doug Shaver reads the jury’s guilty verdict. less
David Mark Temple (left), accused in the Jan 11, 1999 murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Tracie Temple in their Katy home, standing next to his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, reacts as the Honorable Doug Shaver … more

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Maureen Temple is unable to stand, Thursday, as the jury departs the courtroom after finding her son, David Mark Temple, guilty of the 1999 murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Tracie Temple in their Katy home.

Maureen Temple is unable to stand, Thursday, as the jury departs the courtroom after finding her son, David Mark Temple, guilty of the 1999 murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Tracie Temple in their Katy home.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Carol and Tom Lucas, parents of Belinda Tracie Temple, react outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Thursday following the guilty verdict of their former son-in-law, David Mark Temple.

Carol and Tom Lucas, parents of Belinda Tracie Temple, react outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Thursday following the guilty verdict of their former son-in-law, David Mark Temple.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin, attorney for convicted murderer David Mark Temple, talks with reporters outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, following his client’s conviction.

Dick DeGuerin, attorney for convicted murderer David Mark Temple, talks with reporters outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, following his client’s conviction.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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A packed courtroom awaits the start of closing arguments Nov. 14.

A packed courtroom awaits the start of closing arguments Nov. 14.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin displays a chart indicating levels of certainty needed for a guilty verdict in a criminal trial during his closing arguments, Nov. 14.

Dick DeGuerin displays a chart indicating levels of certainty needed for a guilty verdict in a criminal trial during his closing arguments, Nov. 14.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Dick DeGuerin holds a shotgun entered as evidence while his delivering closing arguments, Nov. 14.

Dick DeGuerin holds a shotgun entered as evidence while his delivering closing arguments, Nov. 14.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler delivers her closing argument behind David Mark Temple, left, Nov. 14.

Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler delivers her closing argument behind David Mark Temple, left, Nov. 14.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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David Temple, left, and lead defense counsel Dick DeGuerin are reflected in the mirror of a hutch, which is evidence in the trial, Nov. 13.

David Temple, left, and lead defense counsel Dick DeGuerin are reflected in the mirror of a hutch, which is evidence in the trial, Nov. 13.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Kevin Temple, left, David Temple and their mother, Maureen Temple, leave the Harris County Criminal Court House Nov. 12.

Kevin Temple, left, David Temple and their mother, Maureen Temple, leave the Harris County Criminal Court House Nov. 12.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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David Temple takes the stand, upper right, in front of a packed courtroom Nov. 12.

David Temple takes the stand, upper right, in front of a packed courtroom Nov. 12.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Houston Chronicle

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David Temple answers questions from Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler Nov. 12.

David Temple answers questions from Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler Nov. 12.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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David Temple gets emotional on the stand Nov. 12.

David Temple gets emotional on the stand Nov. 12.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Houston Chronicle

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Judge Doug Shaver, left, and David Temple, right, listen to defense attorney Dick DeGuerin Nov. 12.

Judge Doug Shaver, left, and David Temple, right, listen to defense attorney Dick DeGuerin Nov. 12.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Defendant David Temple is reflected in a mirror on a hutch which is evidence in his trial as his lead defense counsel, Dick DeGuerin, walks by.

Defendant David Temple is reflected in a mirror on a hutch which is evidence in his trial as his lead defense counsel, Dick DeGuerin, walks by.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Defendant David Temple cross-examined by prosecutor Kelly Siegler Nov. 12.

Defendant David Temple cross-examined by prosecutor Kelly Siegler Nov. 12.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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Temple is standing trial for the murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Lucas Temple, slain in their Katy home in 1999.

Temple is standing trial for the murder of his pregnant wife, Belinda Lucas Temple, slain in their Katy home in 1999.

Photo: Steve Ueckert, Chronicle

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David Temple, right, looks toward his defense attorney Dick DeGuerin during his opening statement, Oct. 16.

David Temple, right, looks toward his defense attorney Dick DeGuerin during his opening statement, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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The first afternoon of testimony concludes as David Temple, left, prepares to leave the court room, Oct. 16.

The first afternoon of testimony concludes as David Temple, left, prepares to leave the court room, Oct. 16.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Houston Chronicle

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David Temple’s mother, Maureen Temple, arrives for her son’s day of jury selection, Oct. 15.

David Temple’s mother, Maureen Temple, arrives for her son’s day of jury selection, Oct. 15.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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Television news videographers surround David Temple as he arrives at the Harris County Criminal Court House, Oct. 15.

Television news videographers surround David Temple as he arrives at the Harris County Criminal Court House, Oct. 15.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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David Temple’s father arrives for his son’s day of jury selection at the Harris County Criminal Court House, Oct. 15.

David Temple’s father arrives for his son’s day of jury selection at the Harris County Criminal Court House, Oct. 15.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Chronicle

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