EL RENO, Okla. - Becky Bryan’s brother testified that his sister was trying to work on her marriage in the months leading up to the shooting death of her husband.
Bryan is accused of fatally shooting her husband of 33 years, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, in their Mustang home in September of 2011.
David Reddick, Becky Bryan’s brother, testified for nearly two hours Friday morning.
He told jurors the couple was trying to save their marriage after her extramarital affair.
Prosecutors questioned that because investigators said Bryan continued to pursue a relationship with her former lover.
Reddick also tried to explain his sister’s behavior in the hours after Keith Bryan’s murder.
Reddick said she was trying to cope with her husband’s death.
He testified that humor is how some people handle difficult situations.
“She does and says things that are shocking to people,” Reddick said.
Prosecutors contend Bryan was not acting like a grieving wife.
Testimony is expected to continue Monday morning.