State Rests Case in Johnny Calhoun Murder Trial

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Bonifay- In day three of testimony in the murder trial of Johnny Sketo Calhoun, the state called six more witnesses to the stand. Half of them were Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agents.

Friday was also the first time this week jurors heard testimony regarding DNA evidence discovered in Calhoun's trailer.

"I found a partial roll of duct tape and some pieces of duct tape," said FDLE Senior Crime Lab Analyst Charles Richards.

Crime lab analyst Trevor Seifret told jurors crime techs found Brown's blood on that tape. He also revealed investigators found both Brown's and Calhoun's blood on other items.

The state then introduced another key piece of evidence, a picture of the ceiling of Calhoun's trailer taken by Brown's camera. FDLE Agent Jennifer Roeder testified it was most likely captured December 17, 2010 the same date Brown disappeared.

"In the internal workings of the camera, there's usually a setting when you turn on the camera where you can set the date and time and that time and date is stored," said Roeder.

Holmes County Sheriff's Office Captain Harry Hamilton and Investigator Michael Raley were the final two witnesses of day.

Raley testified as to what Calhoun told deputies when they caught him in his trailer the Monday following Brown's murder.

"What was his response?," Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young asked Raley.

"That he had been evading and hiding from law enforcement," said Raley.

Besides Brown's blood in the trailer, investigators also discovered several strands of her hair. The defense will start presenting its case Monday.


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