The Kirk Zimmerman murder trial continued on the third day of testimony. Bloomington Police Seargent Tim Power was on the stand for nearly a day and a half through Wednesday afternoon. Power led the investigation into Kirk Zimmerman for the murder of his ex-wife Pamela on November 3rd, 2014.
Power testified that the evidence the state had against Kirk Zimmerman was not enough to arrest him during their first questioning the day Pam’s body was found. Zimmerman was arreste 8 1/2 months later on July 21, 2015. Defense attorney John Rogers said the investigation targeted his client, when there were several other leads they didn’t follow. The defense claims Zimmerman was asked to come to the police station from work under the premise he would see his kids. Sergeant Power denies using the kids as a lure to get Zimmerman to come in for questioning. During his testimony, Seargent Power says he did not tell Zimmerman he would get a warrant for DNA and gunshot residue testing. But the video of the interrogation shown in court Tuesday shows Power clearly insinuating he would do just that.
After Power left the stand five more Bloomington Police officers were called by the prosecution. Former detective Matthew Dick was in charge of getting search warrants during the investigation. He also interviewed several potential witnesses and those who he testified as potential suspects. One such person was Scott Baldwin, the boyfriend of Pam Zimmerman at the time of her death. Dick testified that Baldwin admitted to being involved with another woman, and that they both knew about it.
Three other officers testified to finding Pamela’s belongings on the side of the road about a mile and a half from her office where she was killed. Police said they found her white iPhone on the corner of Felton and Robinson in Bloomington and her wallet just south of Taylor and Robinson St.
Detective Scott Mathewson testified to administering latent fingerprint testing as well as a DNA test on the phone. He will continue to testify as proceedings begin again Thursday morning at 9:00 am.