Brian Burns’ kidnapping trial got underway yesterday afternoon.
The Harrisburg physician is accused of plotting to kidnap Saline County State’s Attorney Mike Henshaw – who has since died – while in the Saline County Jail on murder charges.
Prosecutors told the jury in opening statements that Burns offered an undercover detective $1,000 to kidnap Henshaw in an effort to get the murder charges against Burns dropped. The state says it has recordings of the interactions that the jury will hear in the trial.
This trial is expected to wrap up by Friday. Burns is also facing first degree murder charges in the death of his estranged wife.