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Glen Gore Trial Continues

The second day of deliberations continued in Pontotoc County today in the murder trial of Glen Gore. Gore is accused of killing a 21-year-old Pontotoc County woman over twenty years ago. KTEN's Andrea Kurys reports.

Old physical evidence was presented today, and the transcript from Debbie Carter's medical exam was read as well. Carter's body was found December 8th, 1982 in her garage apartment. She had been brutally sexually assaulted and murdered.

Carter's father Charlie was one of the first people at the murder scene. He testified today, as well as Carter's best friend Donna Johnson. The prosecution and defense argued about whether Gore was physically capable of attacking Carter. Lead prosecutor Richard Wintory says he outweighed her by 20 pounds, and was "bouncer material." The defense disagreed, and said Gore and Carter were the same size.

Defense Attorney David Smith said, "The point there is that Debbie was, not that she was capable of fighting him off, but she was capable of putting up some kind of a fight. And whoever would have assaulted her probably would have born the marks of that." Smith says at the time of the murder, Gore's body showed no signs that a physical altercation had occurred.

The trial continues tomorrow with the presentation of DNA evidence.

Andrea Kurys, KTEN News.