Rebuttal witnesses continue in Oxley trial
Six weeks into the Wayne Oxley trial, and witness testimony continues. Tuesday, the prosecution called seven rebuttal witnesses to the stand, as they try to prove that Oxley beat his neighbor, Bernard Trickey Junior to death with a baseball bat back in 2005.
Our Cara Thomas has more on the day in court.
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CANTON, N.Y. -- Throughout the trial, the defense has held firm to Oxley's innocence and has built a case pointing the finger elsewhere. Tuesday, the prosecution made a point to try to discredit the defense's story, calling seven rebuttal witnesses to the stand.
A majority of the testimony was in response to the accounts told by defense witness Michelle Disotell. Disotell testified earlier in the trial that another man, Robert Webb, admitted to killing Trickey. She also said a group of people including herself were at Trickey's home hours before the murder. Disotell gave a list of names. The prosecution called some of those individuals to the stand. All of them deny being at Trickey's that evening.
The prosecution also called upon a court officer. During jury selection of Oxley's first trial, Lieutenant Michael Ames said he heard Oxley make a statement as he was being transported from the courtroom. According to Ames, Oxley stated, "I was so messed up that night, I don't remember if I did it or not." A man who was incarcerated the same time as Oxley gave a similar testimony, from a conversation they had while in prison.
The trial will continue Wednesday.