Coroner's Trace Evidence Supervisor talks about items collected - Tucson News Now

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.

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