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Prosecution Rests in the Trial of Nigel Saunders

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The prosecution rested its case against Nigel Saunders, the man charged in connection with the murder of Jordan Dordell and the brutal beating of his pregnant fiancee.

District Attorney Gerald Mollen concluded his case Wednesday, by showing jurors a video recording of Saunders' interview with Binghamton Police Sgt. Cory Minor, from the day of the attack.

During that interview Saunders says that he turned himself in to police when he received word that authorities were looking for him in relation to the attack on Mygatt Street.

Saunders then tells Minor that he lived with Jordan Dordell at 32 Mygatt Street until Dordell kicked him out, accusing him of stealing more than $7,000 from the home.

In the interview Saunders said that he had no hard feelings toward Dordell for the complaint he filed to police about the stolen money and said he even wrote to Dordell while he was in jail.

Binghamton Police Investigator James Hawley was one of three witnesses Defense Attorney Steven Cornwell called to the stand Wednesday.

During his testimony jurors saw video surveillance of the apartment building where Saunders was staying.

The footage from 6 am on the morning of the incident, shows a man disappearing behind the building with a dark truck pulling in just minutes later.

Cornwell argues that the man in the footage is Saunders, meaning that Saunders was never at the scene of the crime.

Defense also called upon expert DNA Analyst Dr. Gary Skuse who says after reviewing the state DNA analysis in this case, there is not a single trace of Nigel Saunders DNA that links him to the crime.

The defense is expected to rest tomorrow followed by closing arguments.