Gateway murder trial

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Kunasak is now showing Harding and the jury autopsy photos of Steven (exhibit 31) and Michelle (exhibit 32).

Cross examination by defense is beginning.

Harding says he was notified at 8:30 a.m. and arrived at the scene around 11:30 a.m.

Garber asked him about lividity. Harding says if skin blanches (turns white when touched), lividity is not fixed. Steven’s body did not blanch, lividity was fixed. (this would tell how long the person had been dead).

“Cold to the touch, rigor and fixed lividity” is what he noted about Steven Andrews.

As for Michelle, her lividity was nearly fixed, there was slight blanching. (This is to establish Michelle died after Steven).

The defense is asking about whether there was any pooling on Steven’s back.

Defense has completed their questioning.

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Written by Melissa Hudson

October 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Day 3

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