A double murder trial now has its first day in the books. Day one of the trial of Matthew Hinrichsen had some shocking moments.
As the trial began at the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh, Nebraska Monday morning, the family of defendant Hinrichsen and the family of one of the victims, Victoria Lee, were the courtroom.
In the opening statement, the prosecution produced DNA and ballistic evidence placing Hinrichsen at the scene of the crime, and proving that he had used the murder weapon, an AK-47.
Hinrichsen is accused of going to the home of Alex Vargas, the husband of Victoria Lee-Vargas, his former girlfriend, and killing the two before lighting their trailer home on fire.
Alex Vargas died of three gunshot wounds to the chest, and Victoria Lee-Vargas died from blunt force trauma to the head.
The first exhibit in trial was the 911 call Victoria made, saying a man with a gun was in their home. In the recording you can hear her shakily trying to give an address to the dispatcher before a male's voice begins screaming profanities and you hear the sounds of struggling.
Shortly after this recording was played, mother of the victim, Susan Lee, was called to the stand and emotionally identified the male voice as that of Matthew Hinrichsen, the man who dated her daughter for three years, and at one point resided in her home.
The prosecution has not yet rested their case and they'll start again promptly at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.
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