Welcome back, we'll be resuming testimony shortly.
The state's next witness should be Marcus Nashalsky, a medical examiner.
Nashelsky performed the autopsy on Donelle Lindsey. He said the cause of death was gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. The manner of death was homicide.
Lindsey had five gunshot wounds.
Two chest wounds - which likely hit the lungs or heart - showed signs of gunshot stipling. These are small wounds caused by gunpowder, indicating the gun was fired from only a couple of feet away.
Autopsy photos will be shown.
The stipling around the wounds suggest the muzzle of the gun may only have been inches away when fired.
The bullets traveled through Lindsey's heart, liver and kidney. The injury to the heart was likely the fatal one.
Lindsey would have lost consciousness within seconds and died shortly thereafter.
Under cross-examination, Nashelsky said his use of homicide in his report simply means Lindsey died at the hands of another person. He makes no determination whether it was a justified or unjustified homicide or whether the injuries would have resulted from someone acting in self-defense.
Toxicology showed marijuana and alcohol in Donelle's blood.
His blood-alcohol content was about 3 times the legal limit of .08 percent.
ICPD Investigator David Gonzalez is the next witness and likely the state's final witness.
Gonzalez was lead investigator on the homicide investigation.
Gonzalez testifies no spent cartridges were found nor was a gun found connected to the murder.
Under cross, Gonzalez testifies there was more of a reliance on witness testimony, rather than physical evidence.
While Gonzalez was on the stand, there was some questioning about DiMarco Harris, blood on his shoes and him allegedly having a gun at the time of the shooting.
Gonzalez said Harris was never a suspect in the shooting.
Sissel makes a request for a judgment of acquittal. This is a common tactic.
Christiansen said the two eye witnesses could lead the jury to convict Brown.
Bergan denied Sissel's motion.
We'll resume at 1:30 with defense witnesses.
I do not know. The defense does not have to say ahead of time who they will call. I believe I heard they have a couple. I have zero indication if Brandon Brown will take the stand.
Defense calls Sonya Blosser. Mother of Nicole Blosser.
Sonya was at the residence the night Ivan and Nicole heard the shots and Ivan later came in with Brandon.
Brandon, Ivan and Nicole allegedly drove to Chicago after that incident and Nicole dropped Ivan off.
Brandon Brown has been in custody since August, 2012.
Sonya Blosser gave police some inconsistent statements about her recollections about the night of the shooting. She claims she was thinking about a different night.
She's dismissed. Nothing from the state.
The state is calling Bret Kriz.'
Brett lived at Breckenridge Mobile Home Park, where Ivan and Nicole allegedly transported two guns the day after the shooting.
Defense counsel is trying to ask if Nicole and Ivan brought anything to Brett's home - he's pleading the fifth.
That's the first I've ever actually seen someone "
plead the fifth."
Kriz says police came to his home in July and searched for something. They did not find what they were looking for.
I have no idea if Brett was advised by a lawyer or not.
Sissel is now saying they have two witnesses scheduled for 9 a.m.
Attorneys are currently taking up some stipulations that they'll present to the jury - who are currently out of the courtroom.
The defense intends to call Brandon's mother and ICPD Sgt. Paul Batcheller tomorrow morning.
We'll resume at 9 a.m. tomorrow.