ANGLETON — When detectives notified Darrell Anthony Adell Jr. the mother of his child was found dead, he replied with a monotone “you’re kidding.”

The jury saw his reaction on a roughly 60-minute video captured when Lake Jackson Police Department detectives Lt. Stephen Bailey and Sgt. David Hawkins went to Adell’s home in Angleton the night of Feb. 21, 2019. Prosecutors played the recording on the second day of Adell’s trial in the death of Trisha Rodriguez, with whom he had a 2-year-old son.

Alexandra Golden is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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