Jurors See Intial Police Interview With Kierin Dennis

Cookout murder trial continues

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Jurors were able to see the conversation between investigators and Kierin Dennis shortly after the 2014 murder of Dutch Fork student Da'Von Capers Tuesday.

It was the second day of the murder trial of the former Lexington High School student.

Dennis is charged with the murder Capers and the possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Capers was stabbed in chest after a basketball game between the two schools in the parking lot of a local Cook Out restaurant.

The defense argued that since Dennis took NyQuil as a sleeping aid, before for the interview, he was impaired while being questioned.

During the interview Dennis denied that there was any altercation between himself and Capers from the window of his car.

"There's no reason why anybody would find any sort of blood or anything like that on the car?" Town of Lexington investigator Brent Carter asked.

"No sir," said Dennis.

"No blood belonging to anybody other than somebody that should be in the car that may have gotten a paper cut? There should be no blood on the outside of the car? They're not going to find any sort of weapon that could be used to stab anybody like a screwdriver? It doesn't even have to be a knife. (Something) that could be used to enter the body. I won't find any of that?"

"No sir," Dennis repeated.

Jurors also heard from SLED forensics investigator Tiffany Hezel Edwards, a SLED officer on duty at the basketball game, assistant principal of Lexington High School Dr. Sherry Walters, and Lucky Zezerah Cook.

Cook is a friend of Dennis and was there the night of the incident.

During questioning Cook had trouble remembering detail from the night and what he originally told investigators.

Court adjourned at about 5:30. It will likely pick up Wednesday at 9 a.m. and will go on until between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. pending the possible storms.

(© 2016 WLTX)


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