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|Sheley's Missouri Trip Detailed
|Several witnesses at the trial of accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley all say they saw him in Missouri, all less than a day after he is accused of killing a Galesburg man.
That was the focus of testimony for part of Thursday afternoon in the case. Scott Leftridge was the manager of a Steak 'n Shake restaurant in Festus, Missouri, where Sheley was allegedly seen June 29th, 2008 -- the day after 65-year old Ronald Randall was killed.
Leftridge says Sheley walked into the store, and had a look on his face that clearly indicated something was wrong. He says Sheley's eyes were boodshot, and glossy."
Not long after that a truck driver parked in the restaurant's lot testified that the he came into contact with Sheley, after he knocked on the door of the truck's cab, and allegedly said someone was breaking into the back of his trailer, and wanted him to get out and take a look.
The driver says he could see that no one was breaking in, he wasn't getting out of the truck, and he was about to call police. That's when Sheley left the area.
Two other witnesses took pictures of Sheley, at his request, while he was in Saint Louis earlier in the day. And a Saint Louis Police detective testified to locating Randall's allegedly stolen pickup truck with the help of the vehicle navigation system OnStar.
A number of employees of the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Morton testified earlier in the day regarding DNA and fingerprint evidence they say in many cases, either matched up to Sheley or Randall.
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