FRANKLYWNOW - Day 4 of the Nigel Saunders Trial

Day 4 of the Nigel Saunders Trial

On day four of the Saunders trial, the jury saw the crime scene on 32 Mygatt Street. evidence showed the rear door of the house was pried open and there were blood stains on the handle and wooden door.

There were also blood stains throughout the entire house and in the basement where Jordan Dordell was murdered.

Earlier in this trial, there was a black garbage bag found at a dumpster on 322 Main Street that was filled with co-defendant Julian Talamantez's clothes and objects. Talamantez has already pled guilty to murder and assault.

Today the prosecution said there were three weapons in the bag: a machete, a black hunters knife, and a blue pocket knife.

In the cross examination, defense attorney Stephen Cornwell asked police investigator April Demer if she or another investigator matched the finger prints on the blood spattered evidence to Saunders. She testified, no.

Later in the afternoon, the prosecution called New York state forensic lab scientist Leah Egnor to the stand. She testified that she found blood on all the clothes in the garbage bag and found seminal fluid on the lower right leg of the black Nike basketball shorts and the upper right leg of the boxer shorts.

Then New York State DNA analyst Christie Robinson testified that all the DNA found on the boxer shorts and basketball shorts were from three major donors: Talamantez , Dordell, and Dordell's fiancée.

When the defense asked on cross-examination if there was any DNA evidence of his client Nigel Saunders, she responded, no.

Prosecution testimony continues tomorrow at 10 am in Broome County court.
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