MOUNT VERNON — Prosecutors on Thursday continued to build their case against Michael Collins for the death of Lilly Dawn Pressley-Claggett and the wounding of Jesse Collins, Michael’s son.
Michael, 55, of Frazeysburg, is on trial on a total of nine counts, including murder with a firearms specification, attempted murder, voluntary manslaughter with a firearms specification, involuntary manslaughter with a firearms specification, tampering with evidence and having a weapon under disability. The incident, which resulted in the death of Pressley-Claggett and the wounding of Jesse Collins, occurred the night of July 1, 2011, on Ohio 586 south of Martinsburg.
The day began with Trooper Elizabeth Petro, the Ohio Highway Patrol’s lead investigator in the case, still on the stand for redirect questions from Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Under questioning by defense attorney Bruce Malek on Thursday, Petro had agreed that the results of some tests were not in her narrative summary of the case and that she had not pursued information about toxicology screens on Jesse Collins or made contact with people Jesse and Pressley-Claggett had talked with shortly before the shooting incident.
- Shooting leaves one dead, one injured July 4, 2011
- Frazeysburg man remains in critical condition after shootingJuly 5 2011
- Shooting shocks fire department July 7, 2011
- Collins remains in serious condition July 12, 2011
- Collins indicted for murder of Claggett August 4, 2011
- Collins Kramer gets community control December 10, 2011
- Collins' trial postponed February 7, 2012
- Murder trial starts with jury selection Tuesday July 16, 2012
- Murder trial tale of two stories July 18, 2012
- Prosecution lays foundation for case July 19, 2012
- Case continues to be built against Collins July 20, 2012
- Son, daughter testify against father July 21, 2012
- Jury deliberations continue July 23, 2012
- Jury renders verdict in Collins case July 23, 2012
- Collins found guilty of two minor charges July 24, 2012