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Mar 26, 2014 1:39 PM

Forensic Scientists Take The Stand On Day 7 Of Madison County Murder Trial

Two forensic scientists with Kentucky State Police took the stand in day seven of a Madison County murder trial.

The first witness in the Christina Marcum trial Wednesday testified about blood evidence on some of the swabs from the house where police believe Angela Frazier was killed. That includes a love-seat stain, a couch cutting, a light switch and several areas of a car police seized.

The next witness spoke about DNA analysis.

Melissa Brown told the court they found the DNA of Angela Frazier and one other individual on the couch cutting. The light switch was the blood from Tyler Singleton, according to the forensic scientist.

Brown also said a sink trap from the master bathroom was consistent with a mixture of DNA from Angela Frazier, Jason Singleton and Christina Marcum.

The defense asked both scientists that it's impossible to determine how long DNA has been there.

Jason SIngleton's first wife, Laura Young, also took the stand Wednesday.

The prosecution established that a text conversation between Christina Marcum and Laura Young was going on after Angela was reported missing, but before investigators found her body.

The text messages start out by Marcum being surprised at the news that Angela had died. She tells Young she's so sick to her stomach.

Another text, she says she's worried for Singleton, but she should have stayed away.

The conversation continued with Marcum saying "my life is going to fall apart soon enough because I see my name getting ran through the ground over this."

Young told the jury she suspected Jason was responsible and that Christina knew something.

Stay with LEX 18 and Adam Yosim for updates on the Christina Marcum trial.

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