Day Three of Allen Co. Murder Trials

It’s still unclear whether the defendants in double murder trial in Allen County will take the stand in their own defense.

Testimony continued in the trial of 31-year-old Dustin Asher of Glasgow, Ky. and 39-year-old Lonnie Freeman of Etoile, Ky. Both are charged with two counts of murder and two counts of tampering with physical evidence in the deaths of 38-year-old Daniel Froedge and 32-year-old Kelly Johnson.

Among those who testified today were Forensic Entomologist Dr. Neal Haskell who collected insect colonization from the crime scene to determine the range of the time of death. Dr. Haskell testified the two victims were set on fire shortly after they were killed.

Other witnesses today included Kelly Johnson’s sister and a Kentucky State Police detective who brought out physical evidence from the initial investigation.

Testimony will continue as Judge Harris told jurors it is necessary to stay on schedule.

The start of the trial was delayed by a day due to a threatening call the shut down the courthouse on Sept. 26, 2006.