Day 4 of Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr. murder trial wraps up in Wichita County

Day 4 of Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr. murder trial wraps up in Wichita County
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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - The prosecution rests on day four of the Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr. murder trial.

Hervey is accused in the shooting death of Mark Austin Hawkins in 2014.

Several experts from the Texas Department of Public Safety took the stand.

Kevin Callahan, a firearm examiner, testified the gun found by Sheriff's deputies, at a friend of Hervey's apartment home behind a stove, was the gun used to shoot Hawkins.

He compared the bullet that killed Hawkins to other unfired bullets law enforcement officers found along with the gun. The bullets were a match.

The gun they said Hervey used to shoot Hawkins was a 10 mm Glock with a modified barrel.

Earlier that day, blood evidence was presented by another forensic scientist.

Amelia Dowhower said they found positive traces of blood on Hervey's jeans but not on his hoodie.

Dowhower also testified the white Dodge Durango Wichita County Sheriff's deputies believe was used in the shooting tested negative for blood.

It's unclear whose blood is on Hervey's jeans. Nicole Mullins, another forensic scientist, testified the blood on the jeans had more than five people's DNA on it. That meant no DNA comparison could be made and no DNA comparison could be made to the handgun for the same reason.

Those were not the only pieces of evidence that were 'not suitable' for comparison. Courtney Wassung took the stand earlier. Wassung tested the handgun, magazine clip and nine cartridges found by law enforcement at Hervey's friends home following the shooting for fingerprints.

Wassung told the jury they too were 'not suitable' for comparison.

Newschannel 6 will continue to follow this trial when it continues on Monday.

A look at day three can be found here.

A look at day two can be found here.

A look at day one can be found here.

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