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Terry Speaks says he will refuse to testify against co-defendant Margaret Sanchez

Source: Kenner Police Department Source: Kenner Police Department
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The man convicted of killing a Bourbon Street dancer and dismembering her body says he'll refuse to testify against his former girlfriend and co-defendant.

Terry Speaks wrote a letter and sent copies to the judge, the district attorney, and all attorneys involved saying he won't testify in Margaret Sanchez's upcoming trial.

Speaks was convicted in June 2015 of second degree murder and is serving a life sentence. 

Investigators say Speaks and his then girlfriend Margaret Sanchez lured Jaren Lockhart to a Kenner home in 2012. That's where investigators say they stabbed her multiple times before cutting up her body and dumping it into the Gulf of Mexico. 

Sanchez's trial is set to begin next month. 

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