A Tallahassee murder trial continues as bags and bags of evidence are opened in court.
Allan Rush is accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Fields, so violently that she bled to death.
Firefighter and EMT Tonnie Rollins testified Sarah Fields was not breathing and had no pulse that March morning. Her ex- boyfriend Allan Rush hovered over them as they administered CPR.
What EMTs first described as a possible overdose call soon became a murder investigation.
Police investigator Todd McCurdy noted a spot of blood beneath the couch and found several bloody towels in the bathroom, which he says Allan Rush blamed on Sarah’s menstrual period.
Prosecutors showed those towels and more to the jury, trying to buttress an autopsy report that shows Sarah Fields died of massive internal bleeding caused by a violent sexual assault. An assault, and subsequent murder, that Allan Rush says never happened.
The defense contends Fields died of a drug overdose and intends to call another medical examiner to the stand later this week to try to prove it. The trial is expected to last through Friday.