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Video, gunshot residue presented at murder trial

Prosecutors presented surveillance video and gunshot residue evidence Wednesday as they tried to convince a jury that a Columbia man pulled the trigger in a fatal June 2017 shooting.

The prosecution showed jurors surveillance footage from a Metro PCS store showing an encounter between Crawley and Quenten Hurt before the shooting. Hurt died more than two weeks after he was shot in a vehicle that was merging onto Interstate 70 from Business Loop 70.

Chelsea Hyde and Hurt were hit several times by bullets. Crawley is charged with second-degree murder for Hurt’s death.

Crawley’s trial started Tuesday with opening statements. Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight told jurors during opening statements that Crawley and Hyde had been in a relationship before Hyde began dating Hurt. Knight said Crawley had threatened Hyde and Hurt before the shooting.

Public defender Derek Roe said during his opening statements that the surveillance video did not prove Crawley shot Hurt.

On Wednesday a criminalist from the Missouri State Highway Patrol testified that an analysis showed gunshot residue was found on Crawley’s hands and shirt.

The defense said the gunshot residue could be from the jail cell Crawley stayed in.

Look for more on this developing story.

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