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September 14, 2013

Judge jails witness as murder trial takes a turn for the dramatic

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NORMAN —

King also testified to finding shell casings at her house. She said she believed that her brother had brought the casings into the house.

Under cross examination by Blackwood’s lead defense attorney, Charles Douglas, King said the shell casings had been at her house at least a week before the death of Gary Norton Sr. and as much as three days afterward. King said sge thought Blackwood’s former girlfriend Monica Henry had entered the house and took the shell casings.

Douglass objected, saying it wasn’t first hand knowledge. District Judge Tracy Schumacher’s agreed.

Late Friday, Henry testified that she was with Blackwood on Easter Sunday and she witnessed Richard Dean Lansdale, of Purcell, give Blackwood a gun. That gun was taken to Henry’s home and given to her father, she testified.

Also Friday, Lexington’s police chief testified they received several calls reporting gunshots between 12:45 and 12:52 a.m. on Easter Sunday 2012 from residents near Norton’s home in the 400 block of Broadway.

The chief said officers didn’t find anything but returned the next day when Norton’s body was discovered. At that point, the OSBI was immediately brought in to handle the investigation

Testimony continues at 8:45 a.m. Monday.

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