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Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Kirk testified Wednesday regarding the chain of command on evidence in the Michael Collins murder trial. Kirk is pictured showing the jury a .45-caliber bullet found in the door of the vehicle Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett was driving the night she died.
Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Kirk testified Wednesday regarding the chain of command on evidence in the Michael Collins murder trial. Kirk is pictured showing the jury a .45-caliber bullet found in the door of the vehicle Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett was driving the night she died. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
July 19, 2012 11:34 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The trial of Michael Collins of Frazeysburg for the shooting death of Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett, 35, of St. Louisville, continued Wednesday with the prosecution continuing to lay out the foundation of its case.

Wednesday began with the testimony of the surgeon who treated Jesse Collins, 30, of Frazeysburg, for the wound he received in the incident, then continued with the testimony of the first people on the scene who found the car driven by Pressley-Claggett off the side of the road and called 9-1-1.

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The court also heard the testimony of the Ohio Highway Patrol pilot who took aerial photographs of the site the afternoon following the incident, and the Knox County Sheriff’s deputy who was the first law enforcement officer on the scene.

The prosecution then called Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Elizabeth Petro to the stand. Petro headed the patrol’s investigation into the shooting.

She then went methodically through a sequence of about 60 photos showing evidence collected at the scene, photos of the car Pressley-Claggett and Jesse Collins occupied and photos of the GMC Jimmy owned by Michael Collins and believed to have been used in the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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