Third Day of Joseph Kast Murder Trial

By Scott Sarvay
By Chris Darby

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM EST

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Wednesday was the third day of the Allen County murder trial of Joseph Kast. The jury listened to a pathologist who took part in the autopsy of 85-year old Claude Berkshire.

Berkshire was found dead in a garage behind his home on Juliette Avenue in 2002. The case was cold until June 2010 when Kast allegedly admitted to stabbing Berkshire.

On Wednesday, the pathologist discussed each injury on his head, neck and face and pointed out the possible chronological order of the injuries.

The trial will continue Thursday morning as the jury will listen to mental health experts answer questions about Kast and the investigation.

The five day trial started Monday after a ruling that he was incompetent to stand trial was overturned.

Kast was already serving 55 years in prison for stabbing Earl Bowman at a construction site in Huntington earlier in 2002.




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