Testimony continues in NSU professor murder trial

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Josh Schneider charged with the death of Tiffany Maher in 2013
  • The pair met on an online dating site
  • Testimony continues Friday

The second day of testimony wrapped up in the murder trial for a Broken Arrow man accused of killing a Northeastern State University professor in 2013.
 
Joshua Schneider is facing life in prison for the death of Tiffany Maher. His mother, Karen Griffith, was the fourth person to take the stand Thursday.

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She became flustered and aggravated when questioned about her role in trying to help her son run from police.
 
Even though she denied it at first she admitted to sending text messages to Schnieder warning him about the police. Including a text saying: 'Josh, the police are here look(ing) for you. Don't come to the house.'
 
When asked if she was going to tell him to turn himself in. She said yes, but she didn't get a chance to because police arrested her.
 
Schnieder is accused of strangling NSU chemistry professor, Dr. Tiffany Maher then setting her house on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
 
One of Maher's friends and two investigators also testified Thursday. Court resumes Friday morning and the prosecution's case is expected to last until into next week.