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Cold case trial continues into day two

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

It has been over two decades since James Polk Allegedly killed 18 year old Kimberly Rowell on Columbia Primary Elementary School playground.

The Murder was in 1993 and finally went to trial September 15, 2014.

Tuesday marked the second day of trial at the Pearl River County Courthouse.

Seven prosecution witnesses took the stand. One of them was Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Mark LaVaughn.

LaVaughn took the stand to testify in the place of Dr. Emily Ward, who performed the autopsy on Kimberly Rowell's body.

He showed photographs and diagrams from the autopsy.

Another witness, Thomas Prine was allegedly at the scene when Rowell was killed.

He illustrated the crime scene to the court room and said he saw James Polk's cousin Howard Polk Jr. shoot Rowell in the face before he ran away from the scene.

Tomorrow is day three of the trial. One more prosecution witness is expected to testify along with the defendants witnesses. 

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