8 / 18 Bartelt Murder Trial Hears Forensic Testimony

Forensic experts testified on Friday that they found Internet searches on Daniel  Bartelt's computer of websites depicting rape, strangulation and serial killers in the days before Jessie Blodgett’s death. Ashley Boldig, a computer forensics analyst with the state Department of Justice, testified that an Internet history analysis on Bartelt's laptop showed Wikipedia searches for serial killers and serial killers by number of victims late July 11, 2013, into the early hours of the next day. Boldig also testified that pornographic videos, one titled "poor girl brutally raped and strangled to death," were viewed on the laptop. Also the fact that Blodgett's Facebook picture was viewed at 3:04 p.m. July 15, the day she was found dead. However, the experts said they could not testify that Bartelt had accessed the sites himself, under questioning from defense attorney Gary Schmaus. The prosecution was attempting to show how these searches provided Bartelt the information he needed to carry out the murder of Jessie Blodgett. The trial is scheduled to continue this week before Washington County Circuit Judge Todd K. Martens. As of Friday the defense had yet to begin its case.
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