NASHVILLE — Caleb Wardrett’s murder trial enters its second day today after opening Monday with a marathon day of testimony from the state’s witnesses.
Tuesday’s daylong session was marked by testimony from 10 people, including officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mount Police Department, an N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office official and residents living on and around Carrol Avenue, where Wardrett is alleged to have fatally shot Anthony Howard. The day opened with testimony from one of the first people to discover Howard’s body and the car near which his body was found on Rick Boone Road on Dec. 24, 2015.
The man’s testimony was followed by testimony from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator Rhonda Coyne. Coyne explained her investigation process during her testimony, including her extensive use of photos to document the scene. The jury silently examined each picture after each was discussed.
Detective Dean Woody of the