Tire Expert Testifies in CommSta Murder Trial

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)

A tire expert says it’s unlikely that a nail found in the tire of the man charged in a Kodiak double homicide was picked up on a roadway.
Gary Bolden says the long nail likely was perpendicular to the tread and probably inserted mechanically.
Bolden testified Monday in the trial of James Wells, who’s charged with murder in the shooting deaths of Richard Belisle and James Hopkins on April 12, 2012 at a Coast Guard Communication Station on Kodiak Island.
Wells worked with the victims and claimed he was delayed that morning because he stopped to change a flat tire.
Prosecutors say he instead drove to the shop at the communications station, shot his co-workers and returned home to establish an alibi.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s