During the three-week trial, the state outlined a case against Isaak saying that on the morning of April 1st, 2019, he entered RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan and brutally stabbed and shot four RJR employees: William Cobb, Lois Cobb, Adam Fuehrer, and Robert Fakler.
Amy Michaud, a forensic chemist and trace evidence examiner with the ATF, testified about orange fibers that were found on the victim’s clothing. The fibers were compared to an orange sweatshirt and a ski mask that was found at Chad Isaak’s residence.
The trial turned to talk of blood analysis and DNA evidence for the beginning of week three. The prosecution spent the day asking how certain items of evidence collected from the crime scene and from Chad Isaak’s property were tested.
Prosecutors spent Thursday of the Chad Isaak murder trial calling witnesses to testify how Isaak was detained and what was recovered when he was searched — including what they say is part of the murder weapon.
After a large number of videos and pictures were admitted into evidence Tuesday, BCI Special Agent Alex Droske spent Wednesday walking the jury through a surveillance video timeline from the frontage road through the crime scene and beyond.
Attorneys from both sides spent more than half of the day questioning Medical Examiner Doctor William Massello III about the manner of death for the four victims. Angela Davis, who works at McDonald's in Mandan, also testified about why she contacted the police of a suspicious man.
The third day of Chad Isaak's trial started Wednesday with opening statements. The State reminded jurors of the victims and the emotional day that was April 1st, 2019, while the defense worked to plant seeds of doubt that Isaak committed the crime he's accused of.
A Williston man, accused of murdering one man and attempting to murder another in Williston, was in court Wednesday to introduce evidence and exclude the testimony of a friend of the victim, Matthew York.
A Minnesota judge on Monday warned that he's likely to move the trials of four former police officers charged in George Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials, attorneys and family members don't stop speaking out about the case.
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a radical proposal to change the city charter that would allow the police department to be dismantled, following mass public criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd.
Williston and Williams County will be the first community law enforcement agencies in the state to start using a radio system that streamlines communication between all public safety first responders in North Dakota.
Cosby, 82, has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence.