Coroner's Trace Evidence Supervisor talks about items collected - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Scientific testimony sets the stage for DNA findings in Cleveland Strangler trial

More detailed scientific evidence is expected throughout the day Wednesday in the Anthony Sowell trial.

First on the stand was the Coroner's Trace Evidence Supervisor Curtiss Jones. Prosecutors peppered Jones with questions about evidence he collected from the accused serial killer's home.

Because the testimony is just about the collection of evidence, and not the DNA testing, jurors are hearing no conclusions on what was found.

After this phase, DNA experts will be questioned about what they found on the evidence forwarded to them by Coroner's trace evidence techs.

Prosecutors displayed a photograph of an apparently used condom that was found with one of the victim's bodies. DNA testing not yet introduced could tie Sowell to at least one of the victim's and could be explosive evidence against him.

Sowell faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering eleven women. The bodies of the victims were found in and around Sowell's Imperial Avenue home in late 2009.

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Old Navy opening new store in D'Iberville

    Old Navy opening new store in D'Iberville

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:52:56 GMT
    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)
    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. (Photo source: Old Navy)

    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. 

    More >>

    Old Navy is opening a new store in South Mississippi. The 12,000-square-foot store will be located at The Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville. 

    More >>
  • NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states

    NEW STUDY: Mississippi ranks in top 5 for most gambling-addicted states

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:16:51 GMT

    Gambling is a popular pastime in Mississippi but it can also pose serious problems. WalletHubs latest study puts Mississippi as the fourth most gambling-addicted state in the country.

    More >>

    Gambling is a popular pastime in Mississippi but it can also pose serious problems. WalletHubs latest study puts Mississippi as the fourth most gambling-addicted state in the country.

    More >>
  • Prescribed burn now underway on Deer Island

    Prescribed burn now underway on Deer Island

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:03:36 GMT
    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. (Photo source: WLOX)If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. (Photo source: WLOX)

    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. 

    More >>

    If you see smoke coming from the Mississippi Sounds Wednesday, don't worry. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are performing a prescribed burn on Deer Island. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly