Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coroner testifies about the death of Emily Sander (Zoey Zane)

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:10 AM

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The trial of Israel Mireles, the man charged with capital murder in the death of Emily Sander (known in Internet porn circles as Zoey

Zane) is set to resume.

Yesterday, the gory details of Sander's death were revealed.

The Wichita

Eagle reports that Sander was stabbed twice in the chest and

strangled with a telephone cord -- and any of those wounds could have

been fatal, according to testimony from Sedgwick County coroner Jaime Oeberst. In

addition, Oeberst testified that a muscle near Sander's temple

was "pulverized" and her body had "pattern injuries" that were

"consistent with being struck by a beer bottle."


Also Wednesday, a KBI agent testified that he found bloody clothing, a

knife car keys and a beer bottle in a garbage can outside of Mireles'

girlfriend's house in Baxter Springs.


Mireles' pregnant girlfriend, Victoria Martens, testified that

Mireles called her on the night in question and claimed that he had been in a fight with a man. Martens said Mireles met her at her grandmother's house,

and after a sleeping for a while, the couple drove to Vernon, Texas, and

ultimately went to Mexico.

In Mexico, Martens testified that he heard about Sander's death on the

news. The Eagle reports that Martens told the court that Mireles admitted that he knew Sander, but "assured me he was innocent."

Earlier

this week, Mireles' defense attorney maintained that her client is

innocent, panicked when he found Sander inside the blood-soaked motel

room, packed up her body and bolted. Mireles' claim was that he was

partying with Sander, and the couple returned to his motel room where

they had sex. Then a man showed up and fought with Mireles, who left to

cool off. When he returned,

he found Sander dead.

Authorities found Sander's body in a ditch

off U.S. 54 about 53 miles outside of El Dorado.

Mireles is charged with capital murder, rape and aggravated sodomy.

KWCH Channel 12 reporter Denise Hnytka is live

chatting the trial and running a live audio (and

possibly video) stream

of testimony.

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