Charlie Ely Takes The Stand
The Wright-Hooper trial continued today with evidence of bones, blood, guns and ammo.
The prosecution turned to crime lab analysts and medial examiners to try to link Wright and Hooper to the crime.
Charlie Ely started the day off by taking the stand. Ely was sentenced last October to life in prison for her role in the Jackson murder. Ely was subpoenaed for the case of Kyle Hooper today, by Hooper's defense attorney, David Mengers.
Ely wanted to remain silent because she doesn't want to say anything incriminating that may later alter the decision of her sentence appeal.
Hooper's defense saw things a bit differently today.
Mengers and Judge David Eddy publicly discussed the matter and are considering to require Ely to testify, but to make it limited only to Hooper's case.
The decision on Ely's testimony is pending and will be decided Monday morning.
Among the evidence today, Nicole Lee, A crime lab analyst, presented evidence that established a clearer link.
Lee collected DNA samples from parts of the crime scene. She says Hooper's was part of a mixture of DNA found on the living room floor and within tissue from the fire pit.
While Amber Wright's DNA was not directly found in the evidence presented, she could only be excluded from three DNA samples. There were multiple pieces of evidence that had a mixture of donors, making the results inconclusive. The trial will resume monday morning with a possible verdict, next week.
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