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Murder trial continues in Itawamba County

More testimony was heard in the murder trial of Jimmy Carpenter in Itawamba County.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 5:20 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - More testimony was heard in the murder trial of Jimmy Carpenter in Itawamba County.

Carpenter is on trial for the murder of Sharon Johnson, 65, in 2015.

According to investigator Mike Newlin and Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, Carpenter was the caregiver of the victim at the time she was murdered in her home.

District Attorney John Weddle reviewed crime scene photos with Newlin.

Newlin, the only witness on the stand on Tuesday, described the crime scene upon his arrival in 2015.

The district attorney prompted Newlin several times to show the jury some of the crime scene evidence, such as Carpenter’s bloody clothes and shoes.

After a short break, Carpenter’s attorney, Chris Bauer, asked Newlin questions about how the crime scene was processed and how the evidence was handled.

A friend of the victim said she hopes the trial will bring her peace.

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