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FBI special agent says Zimmerman wasn’t at home when his ex-wife was murdered

The fifth week of the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial began in McLean County court Monday. The prosecution is wrapping up their case with their final witness taking the stand Monday afternoon.

This morning, Bloomington police detective Bill Lynn continued his testimony as a digital forensics expert.
Lynn says he found that Zimmerman googled how to turn off the satellite radio in his car prior to the murder.
Prosecutors say Zimmerman did that to keep the device from tracking his location.
However, defense attorney David Mueller is highlighted what he says detective Lynn did not find. Mueller asked Detective Lynn if on any of Zimmerman’s devices he found any evidence of a search for how to buy a gun, or guns in general. Lynn said, “No sir I did not.”

For the first time we saw surveillance video showing an entrance to Pamela Zimmerman’s Bloomington office where she was shot. However, the judge ruled that the witness could not explain the video or tell the jury what they’re looking for. But several cars matching the description of Kirk Zimmerman’s can be seen entering the parking lot in the afternoon before his ex-wife’s death

The prosecution’s final witness, FBI special agent Greg Catey testified this afternoon about Zimmerman’s whereabouts a week before and the day of his ex-wife Pam’s murder.

As a cellular technology expert, Catey says Zimmerman’s 2013 Hyundai Sonota has a device called blue link.. similar to what on-star does. It bounces signal off of cell towers nearby. Catey says that signal placed him near Crawfordsville, Indiana. Where the prosecution suspects he bought a gun, just 8 days before Pam Zimmerman was killed.

Catey says on the day Pam was shot, Kirk Zimmerman’s car could not have been at his home from 4:19 to after 6:30 pm based off the cell towers his blue link device connected to.

The defense will start calling their own witnesses tomorrow and we may see closing statements later this week.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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