Yuma, AZ - The cross examination of Lieutenant Gregory Counts from the Yuma Police Department continued today.
In November of 2007 he was leading the homicide unit that was on scene investigating the death of Dr. Satinder Gill.
Defense attorney Kristi Riggins was very focused on finding out why certain things weren't examined or processed for evidence.
She brought attention to the fact no shoe lifts were performed in some closet areas of the home. She also said no tire prints were lifted from the driveway.
Police say Strong was driving a vehicle from the car dealership he worked at during the time the murder happened.
Police were able to track Strong's movements immediately before and after the murder but his whereabouts during are still unknown.
Riggins also pointed out that not every candle in the home was checked for DNA . Police report the house was filled with natural gas and lit candles when officers first entered.
Police suspect the gas was on and candles were lit in effort to cover-up the murder.
We searched Dr.Gills house for anything we thought would be pertinent to the case that would have been evidence. I mean you had 5 years to nit pick everything we have done," says Lt. Counts.
Riggins said the search warrant issued for Strong's vehicle and home mentioned something regarding a package.
she said the package was listed as evidence used against strong. Riggin's asked Lt.counts why not one of the many packages shown in the photographs taken by investigators were processed or taken in as evidence.
We are in the 4th week in what is expected to be a 9 week trial. News 13 will continue to bring you coverage.
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