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Day two of Mickelson capital murder trial


The second day of the trial of accused killer Eric Dale Mickelson began this morning as the prosecution began to build its case.

Nearly a dozen witnesses were called by the prosecution in their attempt to prove Mickelson's role in the murder of Charles Martin, an 86 year-old retired painting contractor.

One of the first witnesses was the manager of the waffle house on Mansfield Rd. where Martin was known to spend his time.

Jurors were shown footage of Martin entering the Waffle House the night before he disappeared. In the footage Martin was accompanied by Beverly Susan Arthur, who is also facing First Degree Murder Charges for her suspected involvement in the murder.

William Elliot and his wife Dolores Elliot also testified. William stated that he saw a man believed -to-be Mickelson possibly dumping incriminating evidence.

Another witness, Michael Jones, testified to cashing a forged check for taken from Charles Martin's checkbook. Jones pleaded guilty to forgery and agreed to testify against Mickelson.

Further testimony is expected to continue through 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

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