Defendant In Double Murder Trial May Testify
Updated On: Nov 15 2005 05:53:45 AM EST
Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against a man accused of murdering a mother and her baby after presenting what court observers called the strongest piece of physical evident -- the victim's blood in the back of the defendant's car.
John Mosley Jr. is on trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Lynda Wilkes, and her 10-month-old son, Jay-Quan.
The prosecution's last witness was a DNA expert, who testified that Lynda Wilkes blood that was found on carpet in the back of in Mosley's SUV -- the place where earlier testimony said Wilkes' body was placed after she was strangled.
"I reached the conclusion that both of the DNA profiles at all the 13 different regions for both of these samples matched," Gabe Caceres testified.
He and another DNA expert testified that the chance of that blood matching anyone 1 in 608 trillion.
During cross examination, the defense suggested that the blood could have gotten on the carpet when the two had sex.
Testimony Monday centered on calls made to and from Mosley's cell phone on in the hours after the murders April 22, 2004.
Prosecutors said phone records show calls from within three miles of where police say they found Linda Wilkes' burned body in woods near Waldo, in Alachua County. They also produced records of calls from that night originating from Ocala.
Last week, a teenage boy Mosley allegedly recruited to help dispose of the bodies testified that Jay-Quan's body was tossed in a commercial trash bin behind an Ocala grocery store.
Police said Wilkes and the child disappeared after meeting Mosley to talk about child-support for Jay-Quan. Mosely denies that he is the father of the child, but they were scheduled to appear before a judge on the paternity issue.
Channel 4's Jennifer Waugh said there is speculation that the defense could call Mosley to testify.
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- July 2, 2004: Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Man Accused Of Murdering Woman, Infant
- May 28, 2004: Man Accused Of Killing Woman, Infant Pleads Not Guilty
- May 7, 2004: Mosley Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Baby
- May 6, 2004: Mosley, Teen Charged With Murder; Landfill Search For Baby Ends
- May 3, 2004: Police Search South Georgia Landfill For Baby's Body
- May 3, 2004: Mosley In Court For Paternity Hearing
- April 30, 2004: Mosley Jailed; Investigation Into Missing Woman, Baby Continues
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