Day eight of the Gary Dunn capital murder trial went by without a single mention of the defendant, and instead focused on testimony from Dirksmeyer's boyfriend, Kevin Jones.
Jones told prosecutors he discovered Dirksmeyer's body, then climbed on top of her to keep her warm. He started to cry, but over all, the state's questioning was mild except for the end when the special prosecutor asked if he'd killed his girlfriend. Jones said "no".
But under cross-examination by defense attorneys, Jones acknowledged that he thought she was dead.
He also told defense attorney Bill James that he couldn't explain why his bloody palmprint was found on a floor lamp used to bludgeon Dirksmeyer to death.
In cross examination, attorney Bill James scrutinized Kevin Jones' phone records, conversations with police and accounts of what happened more than four years ago, something that stood out to spectators Stan and Rose Wisnieski.
"Its amazing when you're in a stressful situation like he was in when he found his girlfriend that the defense attorney would ask him almost every second of every minute that took place, what happened what was you thinking. it seems like over kill," says Stan Wisnieski.
Jones was initially charged in the 2005 slaying, but a jury acquitted him in 2007.
In 2008, Today's THV talked with Kevin Jones and his mother Janice. Check out the story as well as the extended interviews with both.
(Source: The Associated Press & Today's THV)