Live Video: Medical examiner, family members testify in double murder trial

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  In the third day of James Brock's double murder trial, the prosecution called eight witnesses to the stand. Those witnesses included a medical examiner, friends of the two victims and family members of Tyesha McNair and Terrence Clark.

One new piece of evidence that was presented to the court is the fact that the gun used in the shooting deaths of Tyesha and Terrence was actually stolen. A police officer from Hainesville, Georgia testified six firearms were stolen from a home in Hainesville early in 2009. After the investigation was complete, it turned out the serial number of one of the stolen guns matched the one used in the shooting deaths of Tyesha McNair and Terrence Clark.

A medical examiner from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took the stand and shred the graphic details and photographs from the autopsies performed on both the victims. Family members left the courtroom during that testimony and James Brock, the defendant, refused to look at the pictures. He kept his head down on the desk, covered by his arms, and would not look up at the evidence being presented.

The examiner testified Tyesha McNair suffered from seven gunshot wounds in the head, neck, back, torso, and thigh. Terrence Clark suffered from five gunshot wounds to the arm, chest, neck, and back. The autopsy revealed both victims were shot at a close range, maybe less than two feet.

Testimony ended with family members. Terrence Clark's father talked fondly about his son who was a member of a local rap group, an employee with a paving company and the father of twin boys who were just five months old when Terrence was killed. Tyesha McNair's mother said her daughter had just became a Certified Nurse's Assistant, a mother of two young girls and was packing to move home to Kansas to be with her family the morning she was murdered.

The trial continues Wednesday morning.

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