Defense To Call Witnesses Thursday In Cooper Murder Trial
6/19/2013 3:45:00 PM
By Megan Roltgen
Defense Attorney Shane Brabazon packs up after Day 3 of Brian Cooper's murder trial Wednesday afternoon. Thursday the defense will call its first witnesses.
The defense will call its witnesses Thursday in the murder trial of Brian Cooper.
At the end of the day Wednesday District Attorney Ray Pelrine said the state had no further witnesses to call. Judge Todd Ehlers asked Defense Attorney Shane Brabazon if he could get through all of the defense witnesses Thursday.
Wednesday Ehlers denied a defense motion to declare a mistrial in the case after the prosecution made a reference to Cooper’s former girlfriend during the trial.
According to court records, following the denial of that motion Brabazon cross examined Door County Sheriff’s Investigator Mark Winkel regarding the two interviews he conducted with Cooper following the death of Alisha Bromfield. The jury also viewed photos of spy cameras that Cooper had allegedly installed throughout his home.