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Ex-Girlfriend Testifies In Daniel Murder Trial

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 12:14 PM CST

From inside the courtroom, Brandon Daniel's ex-girlfriend Jenna Feland recounted their relationship on Thursday. She admitted to be nervous about testifying against Daniel.

She said they started dating in July of 2008 after meeting in Colorado. Feland said Daniel was busted for ecstasy there and worked as a police informant.

She went on to testify that Daniel smoked pot and also did acid, ecstasy and mushrooms.

Feland said he cut back when he took a job at HP here in Austin. She went on to say that he never did Xanax until after they broke up.

She says they broke up at the end of 2011 and Daniel was really sad. He told her he was in a downward spiral.

When confronted about selling Daniel's story to the press she told prosecutors it was joke that lasted 15 seconds in a 20 minute conversation.

Ex-Girlfriend Testifies In Daniel Murder Trial

Fallen Austin Officers

Amy Donovan

Amy Donovan, 37, Oct. 31, 2004
Officer Donovan was chasing a suspect on foot in East Austin. Her partner put the patrol car in reverse and tried to block the man's escape route. During the chase, the patrol car struck Donovan and pinned her next to a utility pole. Donovan had been a police officer for five months. She was survived by a husband and four children.

Clinton Hunter

Clinton Hunter, 22, Nov. 29, 2001
Officer Hunter was on the I-35 access road near Onion Creek waiting to deploy a stinger, a device used to puncture and flatten tires, to stop car during a chase. The car hit and killed Hunter. He had been an officer for 14 months. Hunter is survived by a wife and two children.

Drew Alan Bolin

Drew Alan Bolin, 25, June 2, 1995
Officer Bolin was directing traffic at an accident site on I-35 when a drunk driver hit and killed him. Bolin had been an officer for five months. He was survived by his parents and fiancee.

Robert Martinez Jr.

Robert Martinez Jr., 26, February 25, 1989
Officer Robert Martinez Jr. died when his patrol car struck a tree. Martinez, who was en route to assist another officer, swerved to avoid a pick up truck that had pulled into his path.

Lee Smith

Lee Smith, 28, December 15, 1979
Officer Smith was chasing a suspect on MoPac when he lost control of his motorcycle. He died from his injuries several months later.

Ralph A. Ablanedo

Ralph A. Ablanedo, 26, May 18, 1978
Officer Ablanedo was shot to death during a traffic stop. The passenger in the car, David Lee Powell, had a warrant for his arrest. He shot Ablanedo with an AK-47. Powell was executed for the murder in 2010.

Read the entire list here.


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