George Hiotis

Prosecution Rests In Daniel Trial – Defense Starts Friday

by George Hiotis on January 16, 2014 at 2:33 am

***UPDATE*** 2:25 p.m.

The prosecution has rested and the defense will start Friday morning.
The afternoon session of the trial featured more witnesses brought in by the prosecution.   The jury heard from the Licking County Coroner who testified that the barrel of the gun used in the fatal shooting was 3 to 12 inches away from Hooper when he was shot in the head. Also testifying was the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Muskingum County Coroner.



It’s day three of the trial of the White Cottage man charged in a fatal shooting at Burger King in South Zanesville last October.  34-year-old Timothy Daniel is facing multiple charges including aggravated murder in the death of 61-year-old Charles Hooper.  In Testimony Thursday Jamie Jarrett, the man Daniel was with when he was pulled over by authorities, said he remembered Daniel saying “I aimed too high” after they heard reports of the shooting incident on the radio.  Jarrett also said Daniel did not seem in shock after the shooting, he seemed like his normal self. Trooper Bruce Maclaine also testified  that he spotted the Chrysler 300 the two men were in and pulled Daniel over.  He said at first Daniel would not follow his orders, but then became cooperative.  The trial is taking place in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.