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|St. Louis-Based Testimony in Sheley Trial
|More people who claims to have seen accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley, and more DNA experts, were all on the witness stand Friday in the case of accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley.
In the morning, DNA experts mostly with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Crime Lab testified about taking blood and other samples from the truck Sheley allegedly stole from 65-year old Ronald Randall before killing him.
One said samples she tested turned up positive for either Randall's DNA, or Sheley's DNA, depending on what sample was done. Randall's DNA was found in various areas of pickup truck, where pools of blood were found.
Sheley's DNA was found on the steering wheel of the truck, and on some beer bottles also found in the truck.
There also was testimony regarding Sheley being in Saint Louis three-years ago in June, the day after 65-year old Ronald Randall's death.
Christopher Leonard of Collinsville testified to Sheley asking to use his cell phone outside a Saint Louis Cardinals game, as did William Meyer. Myer, under cross-examination however, admitted to not telling all the details of the encounter to the police.
A Festus, Missouri resident also recounted being asked for directions to a store where a pen pal of his worked.
The last of the prosecution witnesses is expected Monday morning. They're expected to rest their case by 10am.
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