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Testimony heard in day 6 of AL/TN mass murder trial

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Moss is one of two men charged with killing six people in Alabama and Tennessee in Oct. 2012. Moss is one of two men charged with killing six people in Alabama and Tennessee in Oct. 2012.
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LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) -

The trial continues Tuesday in the Zakkawanda Moss mass murder trial.

Moss is one of two men charged with killing six people in Alabama and Tennessee in October 2012.

In much of Tuesday's testimony, the jury heard from experts, all called to the stand by the prosecution.

Rhonda Killingsworth is a fingerprint expert with the Huntsville Police Department and analyzed five different sets of fingerprints involved in the case. Killingsworth is one of two fingerprint experts who took the stand.

She testified that all five were not conclusive enough for standard quick-testing. However, she said police were able to maintain the evidence.

Fingerprint experts were only able to link Moss to one of the crime scenes through a beer bottle found in the trash can. Several other fingerprints were found, but they were not identified as Moss'.

The second expert brought to the stand was Agent Alex Brodhag, a firearms expert and leader of a violent crimes response team with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He examined all of the firearms involved in this case, and testified that he test-fired all of them, and that all are operable.

Agent Brodhag said several bullets found at the scenes can be connected to one another.

Monday, the judge had warned jurors and family members about the graphic nature of evidence about to be presented. Several family members heeded that warning and left the courtroom.

Most of that gruesome testimony came from the medical examiner, who performed the autopsies of all of the victims apart from Warren Crutcher. Dr. Feng Li described the severity of the injuries. Ultimately, he determined Chabreya Campbell and Jessica Brown died from strangulation.

Dr. Li said baby Rico Ragland was stomped to death, and Amber McCaulley died from gunshot wounds to the head. He said that gun was fired at close range.

An expert who analyzes tire tracks could not conclusively say that the Elantra - a car the prosecution said is highly linked to this case - was in fact the car that left tire marks at the scene.

Tuesday's portion of the trial ended around 4:30 p.m. The prosecution said the next witness would likely take hours.

According to attorneys, if everything goes as planned, closing statements could begin on Thursday.

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