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Melonie Smith murder trial, witness testimonies

The murder trial continues for Melonie Smith. The 49-year-old is charged with the first degree murder of 30-year-old David Lee Davis in Feb., and for destruction of evidence.

The state’s case continued Friday at Bingham County Courthouse for day five of the trial. Prosecutor Cleve Colson brought in Kevin Day from jail as a witness. He was asked about his methamphetamine use with Smith and with the victim, Davis. Day was the one who shot Davis in the leg before taking off. He then told the courtroom he got a phone call from Smith saying, “I finished what you started… he doesn’t have a head anymore.”

Day also read a note Smith wrote him after she confessed over the phone to killing Davis. The note said she wanted Day to come back to her, and that she’d show him a piece of Davis’ skull as proof she killed him.

Another witness, Guy Lopez, said Smith brought him to her house days after she killed Davis. Lopez said Smith was his meth supplier, and when he walked into her house he immediately noticed a rancid smell what he said was the smell of death. Lopez recalled seeing Davis’ body on the floor, seeing all of the blood, and the large gunshot wound to Davis’ head.

In the previous days this week, there was video testimony from police officers, and from a lab about the drugs that were in Davis’ body when he died. Meth, hydrocodone, marijuana, caffeine and nicotine were in his blood by the time of his death.

The trial is set to continue next week. Both charges Smith is facing are felonies.

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