MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of Scott Jones, charged with beating to death 89 year old Lawrence Hutson.
Jones is also charged with the beating and attempted murder of Elizabeth Duggin, also 89 years old.
Authorities said both crimes happened at Duggin's home in Coden in 2010.
One of the last prosecution witnesses Tuesday was a forensics expert who said Hutson had eight lacerations on his head, and bleeding from the brain.
Jones attorney Jim Harper maintains his client is innocent.
Harper has been trying to direct attention to Jones co-defendant, Anthony Parker, who's also charged with murder and attempted murder in the case.
Parker will be tried separately.
Much of the morning was taken up by testimony from Mobile County Sheriffs Office investigators who examined the crime scene, as well as Scott Jones truck, which they said was found nearby.
The investigators testified about pictures of tire tracks they said were from Jones truck.
Defense Attorney Harper raised questions with investigators about who was driving the vehicle.
Harper said, "I asked him (an investigator) if it shows that Mr. Jones is driving this truck, and he said 'No,' and I asked him, 'Could Tony Parker have been driving this and made the same impressions?,' and he said, 'Sure.' "
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Parker was a prosecution witness Tuesday and testified Jones walked into Duggin's home while he waited outside, heard noises , went inside, and then found Jones standing over Duggin's body, and Hutson struggling to sit up on a couch.
Parker claimed his conscience caused him to call the District Attorney's office, but Defense Attorney Harper said Parker had just been trying to get himself out of trouble.
Harper said, "He's trying to tell a story to get himself out of the murder and get some slack on himself. He's a snitch, but it's not working very well for him.
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