Attorneys focus on blood evidence in Trevino trial


Attorneys in the Jeffery Trevino murder trial sharpened their focus on the blood evidence found in the Trevino home, during testimony on Tuesday.

Trevino is facing two counts of second degree murder charges in the death of his wife 30-year-old Kira Steger. She was reported missing in February and her body was recovered from the Mississippi River on May 8.

The Star Tribune reports that a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension scientist testified that several spots throughout the home tested positive for blood using a presumptive swab test.

KMSP reports that blood was also found in other areas of the house, including the kitchen, in the basement near a washing machine and on a carpet cleaner that Trevino had recently borrowed from Steger's mother.

Under cross examination though Garfield admitted that some of the spots were not further tested to confirm the results.

KARE 11 reports that Steger's grandfather from Louisiana also took the stand Tuesday. The report indicates that Kelch was searching for Steger's body near Keller Lake when he found a plastic bag with bloody objects were inside.

Here is a KARE 11 news report of the day's court activities:

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