, 2022-09-27 12:47:00,
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – The trial of accused Tucson child killer 40-year-old Christopher Clements continued Tuesday, Sept. 27, with the defense calling its final two expert witnesses.
Clements is facing several charges for allegedly kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Isabel Celis in 2012 and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzalez in 2014.
The current trial is for Maribel’s death, while Clements will face a jury for Isabel’s death next year.
The trial started two weeks ago with jury selections but kicked into high gear last week with opening statements and witness testimony. Links to our previous coverage are below.
WEEK THREE: TUESDAY’S TESTIMONY
On Tuesday, the defense was expected to call its final two witnesses — DNA analyst Mike Spence and cell phone mapping expert Karl Epps. Both are expected to try to counter the damming testimony from the state’s experts.
The state’s witnesses have said DNA testing and cell phone mapping put Clements at the spot where Maribel’s body was found. Also, there were several questionable internet searches found on his electronic devices along with photos of very young girls. At least some of those photos were allegedly taken by Clements at spots in the Tucson area.
After Spence and Epps testify, closing arguments are expected to…
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