Murder trial of Becky Rannow, beloved Racine bartender, begins with emotional testimony

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There was emotional testimony on day one of the Becky Rannow murder trial Tuesday, July 19. Rannow was a beloved Racine bartender shot and killed in her home. 

"We both went in and stopped inside of the kitchen when we seen what we saw," said Candice Bryant, witness. "You could see the dogs weren't let out, you could see her legs on the couch."

The jury heard from the friends who found Rannow's body on Aug. 13 of 2021. 

Montreal Greer was arrested a month later and charged with first degree intentional homicide. 

Greer knew Rannow, he lived with her for some time. 

In opening statements, prosecutors said Greer was found with the murder weapon. 

Greer's attorney cautioned jurors to focus on just the facts. 

"That gun was tested, and on Sept. 14 of '21, Investigator Rasmussen found out that that was in fact the murder weapon," said Assistant District Attorney Antoinette Rich. 

"What we're seeing up here, although we want you to listen, is not evidence. It's not facts," said Jamie McClendon, attorney representing Greer. 

Police found evidence that Greer stole Rannow's PlayStation and resold it. So far, a motive has not been established for her murder. 

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