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      Villalobos trial plays out online

      Trial played out online

      It's a trial that has been played out on Facebook timelines and one Tweet a time.

      Testimony for the trial of former district Armando Villalobos has been followed step-by-step on social media.

      The former D.A. is facing 20 years in prison.

      He's accused of racketeering, abusing his elected office to enrich himself and others.

      The Action 4 News has been providing LIVE Tweets as well as regular posts to Facebook from inside the Coutroom.

      U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen gave Action 4 News permission to use a laptop and iPad in court.

      Bobby Wightman-Cervantes with the Brownsville Voices Blog said the Valley has come of age when it comes to LIVE and online coverage of major trials.

      Action 4 News will continue to provide LIVE updates throughout the trial.

      Jurors are expected to hear 10 full days of testimony.

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