Defense Rests Case in Johnny Calhoun Murder Trial

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Bonifay- In day four of the murder trial of Johnny Sketo Calhoun, the defense took less than three hours to present its case.

Defense Attorney Kimberly Dowgul called on ten witnesses. Among them were three residents who live near America's Precious Metals, Calhoun's father's business and where Calhoun lived. Each testified as to hearing something in the same area as Calhoun's trailer the night Mia Brown disappeared.

"Can you tell the jury what woke you up?," Dowgul asked resident Monica Crutchfield.

"A loud noise. I'm not sure what is was, just something loud," said Crutchfield.

"I just heard a large, a loud noise, like a clang, like a car wreck," said resident Darlene Madden when asked the same question.

Then Calhoun's father, John Sketo, took the stand. He told jurors Brown's purse was not in the trailer when he checked it before Calhoun's ex-girlfriend Brittany Mixon got there.

"No, no," said Sketo.

"So there was nothing right there, you would have almost had to step on it if it was right there correct?," asked Dowgul.

"Well yeah because the hall's about that wide," answered Sketo as he demonstrated how wide the hall is.

Two of Mixon's acquaintances, who drove with her the second time to Calhoun's trailer, also testified Monday. Angelia Curry provided more details that back up the defense's claim Calhoun was framed.

She told the jury Mixon did not go to the back of the trailer where Mixon claimed to have found Brown's purse.

"I never saw her reach down for anything. She just turned, it was all standing straight," said Curry.

Closing arguments start Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. The jury could start deliberating by noon.

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  • by Bruce Location: FL on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    Something about Mixon & Johnny SR's stories do not add up. Johnny SR says some items (like the pistol) were not there before Mixon was in the trailer, then they were there after she entered and left. Unless SR is trying to protect his son. One of them is not telling the truth..
  • by Cathy Location: Bonifay on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    There are way too many holes in this case. The state hasn't presented iron clad proof that Johnny did this. Really Really question B. Mixon! She had ample opportunity to place this evidence against Johnny. I think she had someone help her do this to Mia and maybe she drugged Johnny at some point to make it happen and he doesn't even remember everything. He may have been in the area of when and where it happened but I don't believe he pulled this off at all!
  • by Alicia Location: Caryville on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
    Give the Mixon girl a lie detector test, see if she passes it.
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