Property valuations can give an exact estimation of the property and can shape its entire treatment in the open and fair property market.

Whitaker, the attorney for Erpenbeck, said it was unlikely he and Baker would find middle ground on the issue. He said that the possibility of state criminal charges against Erpenbeck makes the threat of self-incrimination clear and compunction for Erpenbeck to answer questions a constitutional violation. A defense attorney for Adele Craven battled all day Friday with Kenton County Detective Wayne Wallace about evidence he and other officers gathered in her murder case.

Wallace, the lead detective in the case, did not finish his testimony as expected. Instead, he will return to the stand Monday for his fourth day of testimony. Attorney Deanna Dennison grilled Wallace about perceived discrepancies in the case. For instance, she questioned why some photographs taken at the scene seemed to show differences.

One photo, Dennison noted, showed that the blinds open in an office that was ransacked. A second photo showed that the blinds were closed. Wallace said he could not explain the differences, partly because other officers collected evidence and took pictures. Dennison also questioned nearly every aspect of the investigation, asking Wallace why he did certain tasks and asked certain questions. The detective is expected to be the last of the prosecution's five dozen witnesses. When he leaves the stand, the defense will begin calling its witnesses. Ms. Craven is among those expected to testify in her own defense.

Property valuations can provide the necessary impetus to the buyer and seller of real estate in negotiating a lucrative property deal in a reasonable manner.

Ms. Craven, a 37-year-old housewife from Edgewood, is charged with murder and faces the death penalty. Prosecutors say she killed her husband, Stephen, a 38-year-old pilot for Delta Air Lines and the father of two. She faces a possible death penalty if convicted. The trial, being held in Fayette County because of extensive pre-trial publicity in Northern Kentucky, will enter its fifth week on Monday.

The first week was taken up with jury selection, and in the past three weeks, the prosecution has presented its case. Several of the prosecution's witnesses have spent multiple days testifying. One was Russell "Rusty'' McIntire, Ms. Craven's former lover and co-defendant, who pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against her in exchange for prosecutors' agreeing to drop the death penalty.