Testimony continued Friday in the case of Justin Sizemore, who is accused of killing Christopher Hoffpauirin June 2010, with testimony from several Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office detectives.


Testimony continued Friday in the case of Justin Sizemore, who is accused of killing Christopher Hoffpauirin June 2010, with testimony from several Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office detectives.
Thursday afternoon, Sizemore's attorney, Tony Tillman, also had an opportunity to cross-examine Kristyn Hoffpauir, Christopher Hoffpauir's estranged husband. Tillman asked her if she had seen Christopher Hoffpauir using his phone while they were driving from Christopher Hoffpauir's residence on La. 28 to Garwood Busby Road. Hoffpauir said that if he did, she did not notice.
Tillman also asked why Sizemore wanted to take her clothes after the alleged incidents, and whether "she had anything in there to hide," to which Kristyn Hoffpauir denied.
Friday morning, Noel Yates, a detective with the VPSO, testified that during the investigation on June 14, he observed a series of tennis shoe prints that extended from the area of where authorities found Christopher Hoffpauir's body through the ditch to a lightpole, and extended into a clearcut area. Yates also said that the tracks extended "back and forth, up and down the (embankment)." The prints on the embankment were not casted, he said, because they weren't good enough, but he felt they were the same set of prints.
Tillman asked why, if he discovered these tracks in the ditch, no photos or documentation existed of this finding.
"If you're wanting a word-for-word explanation (of what I did), we would be here all day," he said.
Tillman also questioned Yates about the series of questions he asked Sizemore in their initial interview outside of Sizemore's father's residence. Yates told Tillman that he "intentionally" worded his questions to try and get as much information out of Sizemore as possible.
"I'm trying to get the biggest bang for my buck before he shuts down," Yates said.
Prosecutors Scott Westerchil and Ronald Seastrunk also played a series of phone conversations between Sizemore and various family, from when Sizemore was housed in the Vernon Parish Jail. Jurors heard the first phone call Sizemore made to his father, the day after he was arrested, where he immediately asked "what's going on down the road," and if police "took anything else from the house."
Jurors also heard numerous phone conversations between Sizemore and his mother about the ice chest Sizemore claimed he hit while driving down La. 28.
Also testifying Thursday was Marvin Hilton, chief of detectives at the VPSO, and Mike Martin, who is now a detective with the sheriff's office. Testifying Friday was Tommy Poe, of the sheriff's office who, along with former deputy Ricky Abel, found the ice chest on La. 28, and Dr. Long Jin, an assistant professor at LSU—Shreveport who performed Christopher Hoffpauir's autopsy.