Testimony Begins In Wesleyan Shooting Trial
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A crime scene videotape showing the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a Wesleyan University student has been shown at the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of killing her.
Connecticut state police detective Jeffrey Payette testified Wednesday about the recording showing seven shell casings, a bloody floor, a discarded gun and a wig police say the killer used.
Stephen Morgan is charged in the 2009 slaying of 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich of Timnath, Colo. His case is being heard by a three-judge panel. His lawyer is pursuing an insanity defense.
Police say the 32-year-old Marblehead, Mass., native wrote in his journals about killing Justin-Jinich and going on a campus shooting spree targeting Jews.
The two apparently met in a New York University summer class in 2007, when Justin-Jinich filed a harassment complaint against him.
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