KITTANNING (KDKA) – The trial continued Wednesday for Robert Crissman, the man accused of strangling a woman after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail.
Forensic pathologist and former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht took the stand Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: Ohio Drops Vaccination Age To 50 As New Cases Decrease
He told the jury how the victim, Tammy Long, was killed last year.
“It was a very long shoelace that had encircled Ms. Long’s neck twice in the front and on the sides and through a slip knot, once around the back,” said Dr. Wecht.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins Foundation Celebrating Gender Equality Month
Prosecutors say the shoelace was from the shoes Crissman wore the day he escaped.MORE NEWS: Urban Redevelopment Authority Accepting Renovation Proposals For Old Beltzhoover Elementary School
DNA experts testified they found Long’s blood on the shoelace, and also on a t-shirt found near the crime scene.