Bravo Trial Day 8: Role Of Insects In The Case
GAINESVILLE - It's day 8 in our continuing coverage of the Pedro Bravo murder trial.
He is accused of killing UF student Christian Aguilar over an obsession with a girl.
Entomologists were asked to collect insects near Aguilar's gravesite, like the larvae of flies.
One of the experts that studied these bugs was doctor Jason Byrd with the Maple Center for Forensic Medicine testified.
Dr. Byrd was questioned by both the state and defense.Using insect succession, Dr. Byrd was asked to provide the estimation of "time since death" for Aguilar.
The defense pointed out that according to the evidence presented, Aguilar could have been alive up until September 30th, 2012.
"I come up with the colonization was most likely on September 30th 2012. Death would have generally occurred on or prior to that date. These species these often do not colonize on individuals who are still alive," Dr. Bryan said.
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