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Defense attorney cross examines Texas Ranger in murder trial

The prosecution finished its questioning of Texas Ranger Toby Catlin Friday morning, Sept. 29, and defense attorney David Wimberley began his cross examination in the murder case being tried in Breckenridge. Special Prosecutor David Alex, who is assisting District Attorney Dee Peavy, went over some of the text messages and

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Texas Ranger testifies for the prosecution in Blair murder trial

    Texas Ranger testifies for the prosecution in Blair murder trial

Texas Ranger Toby Catlin took the witness stand in Breckenridge Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28, and testified that he thinks the evidence points to E.C. Blair as definitely being involved in the murder of Leah Martin in May 2015. The prosecution called Catlin as a witness after defense attorney David Wimberley

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Defense continues cross examination of top investigator in murder trial

As part of his cross examination process in the trial taking place at the Stephens County courthouse, defense attorney David Wimberley handed the jury a pry bar, similar to the alleged murder weapon, that was seized as evidence in the case. Police investigators took several pry bars from E.C.’s Auto

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Wimberley challenges investigator’s conclusions in murder trial

    Wimberley challenges investigator’s conclusions in murder trial

Wednesday afternoon’s court session in the E.C. Blair murder trial included more testimony from the main police investigator and the beginnings of defense attorney David Wimberley’s cross examination. District Attorney Dee Peavy continued her direct examination questioning of Graham Police Department Lt. Jeff Smith, including his analysis of and opinion

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Investigator describes the discovery of Leah Martin’s remains

In his third day of testimony in the murder trial at the Stephens County Courthouse, Wednesday morning Graham police investigator Jeff Smith described the discovery of Leah Martin’s remains in August 2015. Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair is on trial for

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DA presents recorded statements, phone conversations by murder defendant

As Graham police investigator Lt. Jeff Smith continued his testimony in the Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair murder trial Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, District Attorney Dee Peavy presented statements made by the defendant in police interviews and a jailhouse phone call

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Investigator calls Blair’s actions ‘suspicious’ in Monday’s testimony

Lt. Jeff Smith with the Graham Police Department testified Monday, Sept. 25, that several things Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair Jr. did during the investigation of Leah Martin’s murder were questionable. Smith said he became the lead investigator in the case

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Medical examiner details autopsy report in Blair murder trial

  Medical examiner details autopsy report in Blair murder trial

Monday morning’s testimony in the Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair trial began with details of the autopsy conducted on the body of Leah Martin, who was murdered in 2015 in Graham. Dr. Susan Roe, a forensic pathologist, is the deputy medical

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Confessed killer’s girlfriend testifies in Blair murder trial

Emmie Moon, girlfriend of confessed killer Billy Minkley Jr., took the witness stand when court resumed Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, in the Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair Jr. murder trial at the Stephens County courthouse. Minkley is one of the co-defendants

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Defense attorney continues cross-examination of Minkley

Defense attorney David Wimberley continued his cross-examination of Billy Minkley Jr. most of Friday morning in the E.C. Blair trial being held in the Stephens County District Court Room. Blair is on trial for the 2015 murder of Leah Martin

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