Testimony continued Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Ricky Smyrnes.
Jurors today saw photos of the items used to torture a mentally-challenged Greensburg woman who was murdered.
The trial for one of the members of the so-called “Greensburg 6″ began Monday morning.
The alleged ringleader of the so-called Greensburg 6 is charged with first-degree murder in the torture death of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty.
Four jurors have been seated in the trial of alleged “Greensburg 6” ringleader Ricky Smyrnes.
As Melvin Knight was fighting for his life at the courthouse for the last two weeks, he was apparently planning for his future back at the jail. Knight wrote a letter to the court asking to marry his co-defendant and fiancé who testified against him.
Jurors heard from two psychiatrists who have evaluated Melvin Knight Wednesday morning.
Jurors heard extensive testimony Tuesday from experts in the mental health field as the defense tries to prove that Melvin Knight was driven to murder by a controlling Ricky Smyrnes.
At least two jurors were in tears Monday morning as they listened to Jennifer Daugherty’s family give emotional accounts of the day they saw her for the final time. This was the last testimony before prosecutors rested their case.
The penalty phase for Melvin Knight, one of the so-called “Greensburg 6,” continues today in Westmoreland County.
estimony continues today in the penalty phase for one of members of the so-called “Greensburg 6” in Westmoreland County. Jurors today heard testimony about the injuries sustained by 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty at the hands of the so-called “Greensburg 6.”
A Westmoreland County man facing the death penalty sat emotionless in his chair as the mother of his child testified against him.
Jurors heard more testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial for Melvin Knight, one of six people accused of torturing and killing a mentally-challenged woman in Greensburg.
One of the so-called “Greensburg Six” was in court Tuesday with several requests for the judge in the case. Ricky Smyrnes is accused in connection with the torture and death of Jennifer Daugherty.
One of the “Greensburg 6” will be spending her life behind bars, but her five others are still awaiting trial.