CONROE — Blood and DNA evidence consumed most of the testimony Friday in the baby exorcism murder case of Blaine Milam.
Milam and Jesseca Carson stand accused of murdering her 13-month-old daughter, AmoÂra, on Dec. 2, 2008, by beating the child to death while performing what they claim was an exorcism to drive out demons from the toddler.KLTV, Dec. 3, 2008 report
Southwest Institute of ForÂensic Sciences Biologist AnÂgela Fitzwater told jurors she did extensive testing on more than 50 pieces of evidence.
Some of that evidence proved to have an insufficient amÂount of DNA material to match any one specific profile that would identify a contributor of the material, she said
However, some of the evidence did have enough to indicate Milam and Ms. Carson as contributors to some of the DNA taken from the clothing and body of Amora, who was sexually assaulted and bitten more than 20 times.
Also Fitzwater said one bite in particular on the child’s elbow indicated the major contributor of DNA came from Milam.
Ms. Carson remains jailed awaiting her capital murder trial some time next year. If convicted, both parties face the death penalty.
Jurors are scheduled to resume hearing testimony at 9 a.m. Monday when the state continues prosecuting the case with additional witnesses, inÂcluding a bite expert.
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