Testimony in Kaitlyn Conley's murder re-trial has turned to her I-Phone. The proceedings concerning the murder of her boss now reaching day 11.
When investigators took Conley's phone into evidence, there were thousands of photos and a few applications that had been erased just before. But those items could be recovered by a cyber security expert.
Anthony Martino, The Director of the Northeast Cyber Security Forensics Center, said he found several screenshots of articles on Conley's iPhone pertaining to toxins and how to make or use them. This headline, among one of those screenshotted in November of 2014.
"Why is thallium the poison of choice for poisoners and terrorists," Martino read aloud.
Martino recovered documents from the app, CamScanner, which was deleted before Conley's phone was handed over to investigators. Martino said the letter of intent and tax form used to purchase the colchicine were recovered from this app on the backup of Conley's iPhone.
"For all these exhibits that you testified were on Katie's phone, you don't know who possessed the phone at that time do you, Frank Policelli, Conley's Defense Attorney, asked.
"I do not," Martino said.
Policelli argues someone else may have had access. He said the same could be true for the front desk computer at the Chiropractic Family Care office, where Conley worked as a receptionist. Policelli points to the PDF of the anonymous letter that was opened and edited on a Google doc while at the office.
"You can't say for certainty what Google name was used to go to google docs can you," Policelli said.
Assistant District Attorney Stacey Scotti counteracted this by stressing the idea of user attribution, where you can assume who is using the device based on other activity. Martino said sites relating to Conley were accessed within minutes of opening the document.
"At 12:55 pm on the same date on the front office computer, the email account, Conleyka@sunyit.edu was accessed," Martino said.
Later on in the day, the people's case was momentarily suspended so the first two defense witnesses could be called to the stand.
Jack Burns testified he and Adam are friends and while on a visit, Adam asked for help with fixing his car.
"For all the time you've known Adam have you ever known him to work on cars," Policelli asked.
"No," Burns said.
Policelli connecting this to the items found in Adam's car, which Adam testified earlier he uses to fix his jeep.
But Assistant District Attorney Laurie Lisi mentioned Adam and burns live in two different states, so he cannot claim this indefinitely.
"You wouldn't have any personal first hand knowledge correct," Lisi asked.
"No," Burns said.
Judge Dwyer told jurors the people should be wrapping their case up tomorrow, and the defense will have the rest their witnesses take the stand Wednesday. Dwyer said he expects deliberations to begin by Friday.
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