01/31/2013 09:32 am ET Updated Apr 02, 2013

Ex-Councilwoman Sharon McPhail Expected To Testify For Kilpatrick

Detroit -- Former City Councilwoman Sharon McPhail, who once called Kwame Kilpatrick a thug and suggested he had someone rig her electric chair massager to shock her, is a witness for his defense that starts today in the City Hall corruption trial.

McPhail was subpoenaed by the Kilpatrick defense team, and her selection sheds light on the type of witnesses the former mayor may call in hopes of avoiding a 20-year prison sentence in the federal racketeering case.

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