D’Avolio Trial Continues With Cybersecurity Testimony


UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — The Jason D’Avolio murder trial continues in Oneida County Court. Today’s testimony focused primarily on communications between the victim Kerrilee D’Avolio and some of her friends, her personal trainer and a marriage counselor.

Friends of the deceased testified about physical workouts that she had begun to become involved in. A state police cybersecurity investigator, who examined the victim’s cell phone, testified of text conversations between Kerrilee and her trainer. While the subject of a sexual relationship was brought up, Kerrilee did not acquiesce.

Later in the day, a clinical social worker took the stand. She testified that she counseled the couple regarding their marriage. Kerrilee wished to divorce, Jason wished to reconcile.

The last witness of the day was a department of defense investigator who worked on Mr. D’Avolio’s work laptop. The investigator detailed the information recovered from the computer. It was mostly comments of Jason D’Avolio about his interactions with Kerrilee and how he felt about them.

When court resumes tomorrow, the jury will be shown video testimony of a witness who has moved to Florida and because of the state’s mandatory quarantine for travel between these states — they were unable to appear in person. They underwent questioning and cross examination a few weeks ago.

Oneida County Judge Michael Dwyer said that the prosecution is expected to rest their case Thursday.

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