FRANKLYWNOW - Day 3 of Testimony in the Trial of Nigel Saunders

Day 3 of Testimony in the Trial of Nigel Saunders

By Beth Rousseau.
Testimony continued Friday in the trail of Nigel Saunders, who is also commonly known as Caesar.

The 26 year-old, is charged in the death of Jordan Dordell and the beating of Dordell's pregnant fiancé in their Mygatt Street home in November of 2013.

Co-defendant Julian Talamantez pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and attempted murder for the incident in August of last year.

Theresa Papio, who lived with Nigel Saunders and Julian Talamantez in a Main Street apartment at the time of the incident, told jurors Friday that the last thing she remembers the pair saying on the evening of November 3rd is that they were going to "take care of business."

According to Papio the sound of a loud truck pulling up behind the apartment building woke her the next morning.

Papio says when she went outside she saw Saunders and a blood covered Talamantez standing by a truck filled with flat screen TV's, movies, a camera and a laptop.

Jordan Dordell's 23 year-old sister, Mandi Dordell also took the stand Friday testifying that Nigel Saunders sent her a Facebook message, less than a month before the attack saying that he was going to "mess Jordan up."

The 23 year-old told jurors that Saunders blamed her brother for filing a complaint on Saunders that landed him in jail.

Parole Officer Timothy Graven later confirmed that Saunders was incarcerated for parole violation from June 19th until October 4th of 2013.

District Attorney Gerald Mollen considers this a possible motive.

During Friday's testimony Saunders' friend Jason Deskin, told jurors that he dropped Saunders and Talamantez off on Mygatt Street less than a block away from the home just hours before the incident occurred.

Tamara Alvarez, who was dating Nigel Saunders at the time, was also among today's 11 witnesses.

She testified that when she went to the Main Street apartment on November 11th to gather Saunders' belongings she found bloody fingerprints on the money that he told her to retrieve.

She says proceeded to wash the finger prints off.

Others who testified Friday include: Detective Jeffrey Wagner, Elizabeth Besey, Lt. Brett Surace, Patrolman Matt Lewis Detective Amanda Miller, Patrolman Timothy Groover and Officer Patrick Sine.

Testimony in this trial will continue Monday morning.

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