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DNA results revealed during Leslie Co. murder trial

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

The prosecution continued their case against a Leslie County man accused of murdering two people in 2009.

Charles Dwight Watts is accused of murdering Kelly Johnson and Chad Muncy.

Several people took the stand on Wednesday including Kentucky State Police forensic scientist Marci Adkins.

She tested swabs of blood found in the door frame and steering wheel of the defendant, Dwight Watts' car.

She testified that it matched Chad Muncy's DNA in all 15 locations that she tested.

During cross examination, the defense pointed out the only time Dwight Watts' DNA was found was on a floor mat in his car.

In Kelly Johnson's murder, police collected three cigarette buts from an end table.

Adkins said those all had the same DNA, but testified it did not match the murder victim or Watts.

The defense reiterated during cross examination that Watts' DNA was not there.

Later in the day, Chad Muncy's mother, Vicki Muncy, testified.

She says she saw him the night before he was murdered, and said nothing was out of the ordinary.

She says after midnight she saw the tail lights of a car leaving her son's home. She says she called him, but it rang and there was no answer.

She says the next morning she called and his phone was turned off.

When she went to check on him she found his body.

Chad Muncy's phone has still not been found.

The trial will continue on Thursday.


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