GREENSBURG (KDKA) – Testimony continued today in the trial of one of the six suspects accused of murdering a Greensburg woman last year.
Angela Marinucci, 18, is being tried as an adult, but was only 17-years-old at the time of the alleged murder.
She and five others are accused of torturing and killing 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty.
Marinucci broke down into tears yesterday as autopsy photos were shown.
On Tuesday, she was much more composed as the lead detective from the Greensburg Police Department and a Pennsylvania State Police crime supervisor each recounted the details of their investigations.
The detective from the Greensburg Police Department testified that Daugherty’s family was concerned after seeing the news that a woman had been found because they had not heard from her in days.
They said that when they called, her voicemail had been changed to say that they had reached the phone of Melvin [Knight] and Amber [Meidinger].
The woman living in the apartment below the “Greensburg Six” at the time of the alleged murder testified as to what she heard that night.
She said she heard what sounded like a body being slammed against the floor numerous times. She said shortly after that, Ricky Smyrnes knocked on her door and asked her to turn down her television because his girlfriend had a headache and was taking a nap.
She didn’t call the police because there were always unusual noises coming from upstairs.
Another woman took the stand and testified that she was in a nearby alley when she overhead Marinucci making a death threat toward Daugherty.
The last witness before the lunch break was a man who said he would often stay in the apartment with the Greensburg Six.
He tried to go there in the days before the alleged murder, but was denied entrance by Smyrnes. He said he and Smyrnes were having a cigarette on the front porch when Smyrnes called Daugherty on the phone.
He was telling her that he loved her and wanted to marry her. The witness said that Marinucci overheard the interaction and said, “I’m gonna kill that (expletive).”
He said Smyrnes looked like he was caught in something and went inside to check on Marinucci.
KDKA-TV’s Trina Orlando is in the courtroom and will be tweeting updates on breaks. You can follow her updates at www.twitter.com/trinaorlando