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Victim's Fiancee Recounts Murder, Victim's Final Moments

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By Beth Rousseau.
Graphic testimony Thursday in the murder trial of Nigel Saunders. Saunders is charged in the death of Jordan Dordell and beating of his pregnant fiancee. Dordell's fiancee, who was 19 at the time of the incident, testified about the day of the attack

Dordell's fiance, who is now 21 years old was in tears as she testified to jurors that she and dordell were awoken by Nigel Saunders and another man beating and tasing them in the bedroom of their Mygatt Street home on the morning of November 3rd 2013.

According to the 21-year-old, Saunders dragged her into the hallway and and demanded that she take him to where the money and marijuana was kept in the home.

She testified that Saunders and the other man then brought her and Dordell to the basement where the other man proceeded to sexually assault her before Saunders hit her in the face with a machete.

Prior to leaving the home she says the other man stabbed Jordan in the neck killing him. she says she was able to go to Jordan's side and tell him she loved him before he took his last breath.

The man then returned and doused the two in kerosene and set the home on fire. She says she escaped the home by breaking a basement window and crawling out.

Dordell's fiance says she was able to identify Saunders by his voice because he lived with the couple just months before. During that time she says she filed a complaint with Binghamton police about Saunders stealing $7,000 from the home.

During cross examination defense attorney Steven Cornwell questioned the 21-year-old about the inconsistencies in her statements to police and Thursday's testimony.

Among eight other witnesses who took the stand Thursday was forensic pathologist, Dr.James Terzian who testified that Dordell had four major stab wounds and more than a dozen minor ones but that it was a ultimately a laceration of his carotid artery that caused his death.

Dr. Theodore Petkov who examined Dordell's fiance after the incident told jurors that she had 22 stab wounds to her abdomen back and hands.
testimony in this trail is set to continue Friday morning.