Prosecution rests in Miriam Helmick trial

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The prosecution rested Wednesday in the Miriam Helmick murder trial, but not before jurors heard testimony from an FBI agent who specializes in staged crime scenes.

Special Agent Robert Morton took the stand and testified that in his expert opinion, the evidence inside the Helmick home pointed to a staged crime scene.

Morton said that less than one percent of all burglaries in the United States turn into murders.

He testified the scene was staged by someone without a lot of criminal experience, especially as a burglar and said it was almost juvenile in its nature of staging.

According to the defense Miriam will most likely take the stand Thursday.

Both the prosecution and defense say they believe closing arguments could be as early as this Friday.


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