Other doings in the courthouse caused me to miss most of the testimony Thursday in the trial of suspected serial rapist Anthony Casper Dias.
I caught about 30 minutes of testimony at the end of the day, when Pierce County evidence expert Robert Creek was on the stand.
Creek processed a Tacoma condo for evidence following a home-invasion robbery there on Oct. 31, 2005.
Authorities believe Dias committed the robbery as part of a crime spree that spanned Pierce and King counties during the summer and fall of that year and included several brutal rapes.
Under questioning from deputy prosecutor Lori Kooiman, Creek described photographing the scene, collecting various pieces of evidence and testing that evidence for fingerprints.
Creek testified he didn’t find any usable prints on the evidence he collected, which included a screw driver he found outside the condo and wads of duct tape that the robber used to hog-tie two men who lived in the condo.
He said he didn’t look for any suspect fingerprints inside the condo because the victims of the robbery said the armed intruder who terrorized them that day wore gloves the entire time he was inside their home.
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