The first week of the Kirk Zimmerman murder trial came to a close Thursday afternoon. 13 witnesses took the stand through the first four days of testimony. Crime scene investigator Scott Mathewson took the stand Wednesday afternoon and remained their until about 2:00 pm Thursday.
Mathewson spent the better part of the day answering questions from Mary Koll of the State’s Attorneys office about evidence found at Pam Zimmerman’s Washington St. office where she was found. He collected evidence on November 4-6, 2014. Pictures of all the evidence were shown to the court, including how Zimmerman’s body was found. Mathewson testified she was semi-face down, in a fetal type position.
Key evidence that was extracted from the scene were a single fingerprint taken from near the mouse pad on Zimmerman’s personal desk, her purse sitting close by. The purse was missing her white iPhone and wallet that were discovered about a mile and a half away off of Robinson. Police also found a single 9 mm Luger shell casing on the windowsill behind the reception desk where Pam’s body was found. A single bullet, lodged deep into the reception desk chair, was found indicating she may have been sitting when she was shot. Spread out on the reception desk, what appears to be Zimmerman’s last snack, candy corn.
During cross examination of Mathews, Defense Attorney John Rogers said, “There’s not a single piece of evidence matching Kirk Zimmerman is there?” Prosecutors objected, but Judge Scott Drazewski overruled. Mathewson then answered, “There’s no physical evidence matching Kirk Zimmerman.” This does not include biological evidence which will be testified about by biological experts in the coming weeks.
Witnesses Alexis Carravetta, an intern for Pam Zimmerman at the time, and Judith Stroh, who worked in the office next to Zimmerman, both testified to seeing nothing suspicious in the parking lot when they left on the day Pam was shot.
Court resumes Monday morning at 9:00 am in the McLean County Courthouse.