Day 12 of the Helmick murder trial

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The prosecution continued to paint Miriam Helmick as a woman looking for a man with money and possibly looking to change her identity in day 12 of the trial.

In court Tuesday, a former neighbor from Florida took the stand and described the conversations between her and Miriam. Lee recounted how Miriam told her about her online dating and what she wanted to get out of it. "She said she was horny and she needed some sexual... and she needed to be taken care of, she needed to have fun, let her hair down," said, Lee.

Lee also told the jury how Miriam admitted to using her husband's first wife's drivers license while she was in Florida. Alan Helmick's first wife died of cancer.

Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators also showed pictures found on a computer used by Miriam while in Florida. According to investigator Michael Piechota, Internet files on a computer used by Miriam suggested she browsed through more than 200 profiles of men on dating sights, contacting several of them.

There were also pictures of drivers licenses found on the computer as well as a social security card and other things. Piechota says, "There's 39 of the licenses, one of the social security card and then there is one, like a clip art, for a marriage certificate."

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