Jurors in Bradley trial hear from medical examiner, see photos of Pill after shooting



BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - After a two-day break, the trial of the man accused of slaying a Brevard County deputy resumed Wednesday morning.

Brandon Bradley is facing the death penalty for allegedly shooting and killing Deputy Barbara Pill, two years ago.

Channel 9's Kenneth Craig was in the courtroom Wednesday morning as several witnesses testified.

An agent with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, whose job it was to recover bullet fragments from the deputy, was the first person on the stand Wednesday.

"When I arrived there she was already in the emergency room," said said Agent Daniel Ogden, with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

Ogden was followed by a Melbourne Police Department crime scene technician.

Amy Siewert, the crime lab analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement who  tested the Glock, semi-automatic pistol prosecutors said Bradley used to shoot Pill, said the bullet was identified as having been fired from the Glock.

Siewert said it took a considerable amount of force to fire the gun.

"It was between 6 1/2 and 6 3/4 pounds," Siewert testified.

Later in the afternoon, prosecutors put the medical examiner that performed Pill’s autopsy on the stand.

Bradley kept his eyes closed in court when faced with photos taken by investigators after Pill was shot.

The medical examiner told the court there was no question Pill died as the result of murder.

“The cause of death is the multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death of homicide,” Dr. Sajid Qaiser said.

Jurors also heard a taped interrogation detectives did with Bradley after the shooting.

In the interview Bradley said he felt sorry for Pill.

Bradley's ex-girlfriend, Andria Kerchner, took a plea deal and was sentenced to 12 years in prison in exchange for her testimony against Bradley.

Kerchner took the stand Thursday, telling the jury it was Bradley who shot and killed Pill on March 6, 2012.

Bradley had fit the description of a man who was seen stealing from an Econo Lodge motel, which led to Pill pulling his vehicle over.

Dashcam video shows Pill trying to order the driver out of his car repeatedly before the final confrontation.

Pill's last act was to activate an emergency transmitter on her breast plate armor, which broadcast the sound of a barrage of gunfire to dispatchers.

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