GENESEO — During Thursday’s session for the manslaughter trial of Danielle Allen, there was an unexpected delay in the proceedings due to what Judge Robert Wiggins called a unique event.
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During the first day of the trial, the testimonies were from the first responders on the scene and initial crime scene analysts. At the end of the day, a couch was brought in to show the jury and the day ended mid-testimony.
According to District Attorney Gregory McCaffery, an unknown pair of blue underwear fell from the couch while it was being handled after day 1.
When the trial began as scheduled, the jury heard the rest of the testimony that was cut short in Wednesday’s session, with the addition of the new unexpected evidence. After that, the trial took an emotional turn when a medical examiner and crime scene investigators took the stand.
When the crime scene investigators took the stand, they explained how 3D imaging is used to take a 3D photo of the apartment that night. There you saw the aftermath of the argument turned violent, which caused some of Postell’s friends to leave the courthouse.
The next witness on the stand was a medical examiner who explained the one fatal stab wound and what would happen if it was in another place.
“If the knife wound was 1 centimeter higher or lower, the decedent may have still been alive today,” said Medical Examiner Lorraine Lopez-Morell.
Lopez-Morell also said that the cuts on the hands of Postell are consitent with defense wounds against a sharp object.
The last witness on the stand today was Deputy Michael Williams of the Livingston County Sheriff’s office. He gave testimony on the injuries and the conversation that he had with Allen during her stay at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Allen’s injuries were cuts to her left hand requiring about 13 stitches and bruising around her neck and right side of her face.
During the testimony, the trial was stopped short and will resume Friday right where it left off with Williams on the stand.
More live updates and stories will be posted tomorrow and all throughout the trial as it continues.