Day two of Kerry Don Williams trial
By Alex Zielinski
By Alex Zielinski
The trial of Kerry Don Williams began its second day early Tuesday, with the morning's main testimony coming from Bill Hubbard, a former LPD officer who was a sergeant on the case when it occurred in 1994.
The bulk of the prosecution's testimony were police photographs from the morning Charlotte Ivey's body was discovered. The photographs reveal Ivey lying on the ground with blood on her hands and chest, her clothing partially removed and items she had with her before she died.
Hubbard said police believed Ivey was stabbed prior to being placed on the ground, at which point her clothes were removed and thrown next to her. According to Hubbard, LPD tested every item they could for fingerprints, finding one on a can of Big Red that had been placed on a washing machine, but weren't able to find a positive match.
The defense brought up the possibility of the murder being a gang-related act because of cryptic writing drawn on a back wall of the laundromat. Hubbard said LPD had pursued every lead in that direction and had ruled out that option.
Tuesday afternoon, jurors watched a police interview with Williams from 2010, after the DNA sample came back as a match. Williams was found to have lied to the officer about being married at the time of the murder.
When asked if her knew the victim, Charlotte Ivey, Williams initially said no but changed his story when the officer revealed the DNA match. Williams claimed that they probably slept together after a party. The officer in the interview stated this would be odd for a diagnosed schizophrenic who lived a mostly isolated, transient lifestyle.
Williams did confess to taking long walks at night that often lasted until the next morning, a claim that his ex-wife made to the jurors.
The trial is set to resume Wednesday morning.
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