Conflicting Testimony Highlights Day Five of McCallister Trial

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Conflicting testimony took over day five of Matthew McCallister’s murder trial. Warrick County Prosecutors accuse McCallister of shooting Joseph Nelson execution style in February 2014.

Three others were already convicted in connection with crime.

One accomplice returns to take the stand.

According to our media partner the Evansville Courier & Press, Shawn Grigsby testified he was the one who pulled the trigger – not McCallister.

Grigsby is serving a 20-year sentence for conspiracy to commit murder in this case.

Prosecutors have long believed McCallister to be the shooter.

Grigsby’s apparent confession muddles the murder trial as McCallister’s half sister Jade Lacke (previously Jade Stigall) testified this week that she heard a gunshot and saw McCallister holding the gun.

Prosecutors say Nelson was killed at Liberty Mine. His body was later found covered in coal dust at Alcoa’s Warrick Operations.

Now, a cloud of confusion covers the trial of his accused murderer.

Closing arguments are expected Monday.

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