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Experts Describe Crime Scene During Second Day of Horman Murder Trial

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2016

The second day of the trial for a Dayton man accused of murdering an Ottawa truck wash owner felt a lot like an episode of CSI.

Prosecutors continued to make their case against William Horman, who allegedly beat Robert Dowd to death last April. They used investigators and scientists to try to prove that blood found at Rob’s Washouts came from when Horman attacked him with a homemade club.

They also tried to show that “unknown bone fragments” found in a fire pit and in the Fox River were Dowd’s. They believe the pieces of bone were left when Horman burned Dowd’s body to try to hide the murder.

Public Defender Tim Cappellini took issue with the bones, saying the investigators that found them “aren’t qualified” to say whether they were even human bones, let alone Dowd’s. Horman faces up to 60 years in jail if found guilty of murder.

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