The landlord for an accused murderer says the two watched T.V. coverage of the death of a 31-year-old woman.
Nicole VanderHeyden of Ledgeview was killed in May of 2016. Forty-year-old George Burch is charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Ed Jackson testified this morning, in the start of the second week of Burch’s trial. He says Burch didn’t say anything when Jackson mentioned that “the scumbag that did it, ought to be taken down.”
Jackson says Burch was watching the T.V. “intensely.”
Prosecutors say DNA evidence links Burch to the murder, and cell phone data puts him at four key locations. Burch’s attorneys blame VanderHeyden’s boyfriend for her murder.