Testimony in a Lima murder case focused on the crime scene itself and how the death of Ronald Ream may have gone down.
Allen County Sheriff's Detective Fred Depalma testified that five shell casings were found inside the living room of the house shared by the victim and his brother James Ream, who is charged with murder.
Another casing and three bullets were also discovered in a fire pit behind the house. Depalma says forensics on a bullet hole in the living room floor shows the victim was shot at least once while the gun was pointed down at a 70 degree angle. He says Ronald Ream's body was found in a bedroom down the hall, with cloth and a rope tied to the right wrist. Depalma adds a blood trail shows he was dragged into the bedroom after his death and the blood was cleaned up leading to the door. The State says the crime occurred just after nine on the night of October 18th last year, but James Ream didn't come forward until noon the next day admitting to the shooting. But the defense says the victim was the aggressor in the case and went after James Ream with a knife. Coroner and forensic scientist testimony will take center stage during day three of the trial.