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Forensic specialist testifies at Colton Cook murder trial

By Jakob Postlewaite Jan 17, 2023 | 9:52 PM

Yarmouth Courthouse.

A forensic specialist testified today about the presence of Colton Cook’s DNA on materials presented at the trial for Cook’s murder.

Forensic specialist with the RCMP Jeff Moy took the stand today to offer his expert opinion on forensic analysis of items in the case.

He said there were near certain matches to Cook’s DNA with DNA found on a machete, a chainsaw, in the South Ohio home and on materials found off Highway 340 in Yarmouth County.

He also said DNA found on the trigger area, crank and pull knob of the chainsaw consistent with Robert Rogers’ DNA.

Rogers is currently standing trial in Yarmouth Supreme Court on charges of second degree murder and interference with human remains in relation to Cook’s death.

This afternoon the court also heard from members of the RCMP who had attended the South Ohio home and gathered other forensic evidence.

Earlier in the day Keith Siscoe Jr., who has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder in the case, continued to face cross examination by Rogers’ attorneys.

The defence questioned Siscoe Jr. about differences between his statements to police and testimony in court.

They said Siscoe Jr. had offered more details in court than in his statements to police and questioned inconsistencies in those statements.

Siscoe Jr. admitted to lying to police in his initial statements to them regarding Cook’s death saying he feared retribution from Rogers, Crawford and others who believed he was involved in the case, as well as being charged.

 He also said he had been very intoxicated at the time of Cook’s death and after two years of sobriety he could now remember details about that night more clearly.

Today was the sixth day of the jury trial in Yarmouth.


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