By Ken DeLaat
On Tuesday July 11th jurors heard from the medical examiner and a weapons expert from the Michigan State Police during the second day of testimony in the murder trial of Glenna Duram.
Detective Lieutenant Jeff Crump went over the process used in testing the firearm found in the Duram household after Marty Duram was found shot to death in the Ensley Township home he shared with his wife,who stands accused of ending his life. Lt. Crump was asked if he could verify the cartridges came from the firearm in question and he reported that though there wasn’t enough evidence to say it was a match and there was also not enough evidence to eliminate it. It was inconclusive.
Lt. Crump also described how the pillow found with holes in it near the scene was determined to have been shot through twice from close range.
Defense Attorney Rick Prysock questioned some of the details of the results of the testings during cross examination. He pointed out what had been reported earlier that there was no conclusive evidence as to whether the bullets came from the gun found at the scene.
The jury also posed some questions to Lt. Crump, read by the Honorable Judge H. Kevin Drake who is presiding over the trial.
Most of the inquiries had to do with the pillow, asking if using it would muffle the sound and if it could even possibly silence it. The Lt. replied that it could have an effect on the sound though not silence it completely. Another question asked if it could still be heard by neighbors but Lt. Crump stated there was no way to determine that since too many unknown factors were involved.
The trial continues Wednesday morning.