Klaudia Hoxha's Murder Case

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As I, Klaudia Hoxha (forensic technician), approached the crime scene on February 24th, at 9 am at the residence of Ruth and Archie Lunsford, on South Sonata Avenue, Homosassa, Florida. I noticed a six inch by six inch L-shaped cut in the screen door by the door handle. The home was trace evidence vacuumed and latent prints were taken. I searched the area around the residence, including three outbuildings and the underside of the mobile home. My team and I looked for any signs of hiding places or disturbed dirt. After the Lunsford's Home, On March 14th, a search warrant was needed to search the home of Couey, a suspect in this case. I went to the trailer and photographed and processed Couey‘s trailer on Snowbird Court. I then collected several …show more content…
The sexual assault examination indicated Jessica had shallow lacerations and abrasions to her vagina, indicative of a sexual assault. These injuries occurred within a few hours of her death. She would have had a fair amount of bleeding from these injuries. Jessica‘s gastrointestinal tract was empty, indicating she had not had a meal in quite a while. There was no evidence of bruising on her lips, no torn skin, and no broken teeth. There were no bite marks on her tongue. There was not enough information to determine if anything had been placed over her mouth or not. There was no indication of internal injuries. Two of Jessica‘s fingers were poking through both trash bags, this means that Jessica was already in the ground attempting to push through the bags while she was being buried. Jessica‘s death was a homicide. Her cause of death was suffocation. Photographs, swaps, fingerprints, and items were all packaged and labeled, and are ready to be sent in for a DNA Analysis, Blood analysis, and Fingerprint …show more content…
Florida was the first state to pass the law, and within two years of her death, more than 20 other states followed. The Jessica Marie Lunsford Act, passed by the Florida Legislature in May 2005, requires school districts to do back-ground checks on contractors and vendors who may come in contact with children. The law also requires sex offenders to register in person every six months. On March 7, 2007, the jury returned its verdict finding Couey guilty as charged in the indictment of Murder in the First Degree, Burglary of a Dwelling, Kidnapping, and Sexual Battery on a Child under 12 Years of Age. On March 14, 2007, the jury returned a recommended sentence of death by a vote of ten to

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