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LIVE BLOG: Upatoi triple murder victims suffer blunt force trauma, stabbings during brutal beatings

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A final witness for the prosecution was called to the stand today in the Upatoi triple murder trial Monday. 

Court went into recess Friday after jurors spent the week hearing testimony in the case against 17-year-old Rufus Burks.

Burks is one of three men charged in the 2016 deaths of Gloria Short, her son Caleb, and granddaughter Gianna Lindsey.

Last week, jurors heard from Burks’ former co-defendant, Raheam Gibson, as well as Columbus police and a forensic examiner.

Natasha Grandhi, associate medical examiner for Georgia Bureau of Investigations, was called to testify about the autopsies performed on the victims.

Graphic pictures reveal the victims’ bloody with black and blue bruises. The official cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma for all three.

The youngest of the victims,10 -year-old Gianna Lindsey suffered from 23 stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.

“All of the injuries that Mrs. Lindsey had were noted

Read more at: http://www.wtvm.com/story/37483544/live-blog-upatoi-triple-murder-victims-suffer-blunt-force-trauma-stabbings-during-brutal-beatings

Undersheriff: Investigation indicates blunt trauma

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities suspect an autopsy will reveal blunt force trauma caused the “obvious injuries” that left a 48-year-old man dead in his mobile home at King’s Court.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a 23-year-old Traverse City man soon will be arraigned on an open murder charge after deputies suspected he killed his neighbor on David Place. Alger said the two men were in the same home between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. — a short time before the 48-year-old was found dead.

“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger said previously.

Two homes were under the “protection” of deputies as the investigation continued Thursday morning. Alger said the man’s body is en route to Kalamazoo for an autopsy which should reveal more details. Authorities hope a search will uncover additional evidence — including a murder weapon — when the results arrive.

Few additional details

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/undersheriff-investigation-indicates-blunt-trauma/article_97f5a182-37ee-55a3-ba61-6bafcc670b33.html

Undersheriff: Investigation indicates blunt trauma | Local News …

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities suspect an autopsy will reveal blunt force trauma caused the “obvious injuries” that left a 48-year-old man dead in his mobile home at King’s Court.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a 23-year-old Traverse City man soon will be arraigned on an open murder charge after deputies suspected he killed his neighbor on David Place. Alger said the two men were in the same home between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. — a short time before the 48-year-old was found dead.

“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger said previously.

Two homes were under the “protection” of deputies as the investigation continued Thursday morning. Alger said the man’s body is en route to Kalamazoo for an autopsy which should reveal more details. Authorities hope a search will uncover additional evidence — including a murder weapon — when the results arrive.

Few additional details

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/undersheriff-investigation-indicates-blunt-trauma/article_97f5a182-37ee-55a3-ba61-6bafcc670b33.html