Police testify at trial of Sherman woman's accused killer
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Police testified Wednesday at the trial of Ebby Wade, who is accused of killing 21-year-old Emilia Gunnels.
Gunnels' body was found under a bridge in Sherman on March 23, 2020. She had been reported missing after visiting Wade's residence.
In court, Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith introduced evidence documenting the web history on Wade's smartphone, which included information on stun guns, cloning phones and handcuffs.
A Sherman police officer involved in the original investigation testified about the events leading up to finding Gunnels' body 10 miles from her home.
Video evidence showed Wade being interviewed by police; he said the two played video games, ate at McDonald's, and then Gunnels went home.
Initial attempts to locate the missing woman involved K-9 trackers; they found a key to her vehicle along a road.
The Sherman officer testified that he was visiting with the victim's family when they got the call that Gunnels' body was found.
Police provided DNA and fingerprints that connect Wade to the killing.
Wade, 46, once worked with Gunnels. He is representing himself at the trial.
The trial is scheduled to continue at 9 a.m. on Thursday.