The Norman Transcript

Crime/Courts

June 10, 2014

Jurors expected to deliberate in murder trial

(Continued)

NORMAN —

Yacoub was questioned about each injury found on Strozewski’s body, which ranged from cuts and abrasions to deep stab penetrations upon external examination. During internal examination, she also found fractures on a portion of the victim’s Adam’s apple and two ribs.

There were also several organs injured, including two stab wounds to the right lung, five stab wounds to the diaphragm, nine stab wounds to the liver and a stab wound to the spleen. Strozewski’s kidney had been surgically removed, so she said she could not testify as to whether it had sustained injuries, and there was also a suture in his colon, which may have sustained a stab wound injury, she said.

The length of the wounds ranged from a little less than an inch to a little less than two inches, and the depth of the wounds ranged from less than a half-inch to four inches, she said.

Yacoub counted 41 entry wounds to the body, but only 38 qualified as stab wounds. The other three wounds were not deep enough to qualify as stab wounds because they were not deeper than the length of the injury on the skin’s surface, she said.

The pathologist also was shown the serrated knife found in Strozewski’s downstairs bathroom, which she said could have caused the injuries. The injury patterns on the victim’s body were consistent with the patterns the knife could have left.

Yacoub ruled Strozewski’s cause of death to be multiple stab wounds and manner of death to be homicide.

The trial will be in recess until 9 a.m. today in Balkman’s courtroom at the Cleveland County Courthouse.

 

Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Crime/Courts
  • Junior Police Graduation First Junior Police Academy graduates

    The room went dark and a slideshow flipped through photos of children participating in the first Junior Police Academy as kids chattered excitedly, remembering what they had done over the past two weeks. Norman Police Department hosted ...

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Wednesday: · 5:58 a.m. indecent exposure, 100 block of West Comanche Street · 6:08 a.m. burglary in progress, 100 block of West Hayes Street · 8:09 a.m. larceny report, 100 ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Angela Beth Mendinghall, 36, unauthorized use of a vehicle; driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license · Daniel ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Crime news

    Norman man charged for possession of child porn A Norman man was charged with possession of juvenile pornography after law enforcement tracked an IP address that child porn had been downloaded from....

    July 25, 2014

  • Shop couple charged again

    A Norman couple whose felony charges were dropped last year for intent to distribute synthetic marijuana out of their aromatherapy shop were charged again Thursday in Cleveland County District Court. Dennis Kirby England, 42, and Christie ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Medical examiner says inmate died of an accidental drug overdose

    The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday said a woman found dead in the Cleveland County jail Feb. 23 died of a drug overdose....

    July 24, 2014

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck ID’d

    Norman police identified a man transported to Norman Regional Hospital’s emergency room after a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a car Wednesday....

    July 24, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following persons were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Kenneth Leo Turk, 64, aggravated count of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol · Kelly Revonn Turner, 21, ...

    July 24, 2014

  • First Junior Police Academy class graduates

    The Norman Police Department will host a graduation ceremony for its first Norman Junior Police Academy class today....

    July 24, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Tuesday: · 2:36 a.m. assault report, 700 block of Stinson Street · 7:32 a.m. larceny report, 5400 block of Huettner Drive · 8:30 a.m. larceny report, 800 block of North ...

    July 24, 2014