Witness tells jury about dumping murdered South Florida woman’s body off boat in 1994 – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com


Twenty years ago, Alan Gold and Cliff Friend were pals, co-owners of a speedy 30-foot Chaparral boat, model-name “Villain.”Gold even gave Friend a key to his Miami Beach condo marina.“Wouldn’t have done that with too many guys,” Gold said Wednesday as he sat on the witness stand in a Miami courtroom, staring at Friend at the defendant’s table.And there was something else Gold swore he was willing to do — cover up the murder of his old buddy’s ex-wife.In blunt and haughty testimony, Gold told jurors how he helped Friend load the corpse of Lynne Friend, strangled and stuffed into a duffel bag, onto their boat and dump it into the dark Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Miami on an August night in 1994.At the time, Gold said, Friend admitted he had suddenly “choked out” his ex as they argued over her plan to move their 5-year-old son out of town.“I didn’t want to see the kid fatherless. Then, I figured it was the lesser of two evils,” Gold told jurors. “I figured it was a tragic accident. Why make it worse?”

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