Day two of the Nicholas Sheley trial is well underway. Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigator, Tom Merchie, is stealing the stage. He was on the stand for more than 2 hours talking about blood.
A significant amount had been found at 93-year-old Russell Reeds home back in 2008. Merchie was called to the scene that day as an expert in blood spatter analysis.
Today in court photos of the crime scene with pools of blood and wall splatters were displayed for the Jury. Merchie described how those patterns could be made. He says in his opinion the trail from the kitchen to the garage appears as if a bloody object was dragged through the house and placed in the trunk of a car.
Sheley's Attorney, Jeremy Karlin was full of objections, explaining to the jury that Merchie's opinions are not facts.
After Merchie, Sheley's wife Holly took the stand.
We'll have full coverage of her testimony tonight on CBS 4 news at 5 and 6.
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