Daphne Wright’s murder trial resumed this morning, with a forensic
chemist describing blood and other evidence found during a search of
The chemist, Jessica Lichty, was the first witness called to the
stand this morning.
She was part of the search of Wrightâ€™s home on South Phillips Avenue.
â€œEver seen blood at a crime scene before?â€ asked Keith Allenstein,
one of the prosecutors.
â€œYes. â€¦ It appeared to be blood.â€
Initially there were three areas of blood; later there were more.
Spots were marked and photographed.
Prosecutors have said Wright tried to burn Darlene VanderGiesenâ€™s
body and cut it up with a chainsaw in the basement of the home.
Theyâ€™ve outlined a gruesome portrait of Wright as a cold-blooded
killer who took VanderGiesen’s life in a jealous rage because she
suspected the victim was dating another women.
But Wrightâ€™s attorneys maintain that the evidence will not support
theories that Wright is the killer.
The trial is expected to last up to four weeks.
(( Source:Â Argus Leader ))