Blood patterns examined at Legebokoff trial

An expert in blood pattern analysis started the process of presenting her findings to the court Wednesday from the crime scenes related to Cody Allan Legebokoff, the young man accused of murdering a teenage girl and three women.

Presenting photos of personal items seized from Legebokoff on the night of his arrest, Sgt. Beverly Zaporozan of the RCMP's National Forensic Service showed where blood matching Loren Donn Leslie was found on his shoes, shorts, shirt and jacket.

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Legebokoff was arrested on Nov. 27, 2010 shortly after a conservation officer had found the still-warm but lifeless body of the legally blind 15-year-old girl in a bushy spot near a gravel pit off Highway 27 between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.

A Fort St. James RCMP officer had pulled Legebokoff over after seeing him driving erratically as he turned onto the highway from the logging road leading back to the site. When blood was noticed on Legebokoff and his truck, a conservation officer was called in to retrace his route after he told the officer he had been poaching.

Legebokoff was arrested on a charge of murder when the conservation officer found Leslie's body.

Leslie's blood was not the only blood found on the items seized. Blood from Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, who went missing in September 2010, was also found on a pair of shorts Legebokoff had been wearing at the time of his arrest despite the winter weather.

And blood on the heel and ball of a sock seized from Legebokoff was identified as coming from Cynthia Maas, 35, whose body was found in L.C. Gunn Park on Oct. 9, 2010.

Testimony moved onto findings gleaned from the samples and photos from Legebokoff's 1400-block Liard Drive apartment where he had been living at the time. Within the kitchen and dining room areas, Zaparozan showed 15 spots where Montgomery's blood was found, including on the dining room ceiling.

An imprint of Legebokoff's bare foot was found in a pool of Montgomery's blood on the dining room's linoleum floor and a spatter forming "100 plus" stains on the dining room wall and baseboard, also from Montgomery, were found.

Zaporozan said the pattern indicated the source of the blood was "right low to the floor."

Earlier Wednesday, the court saw the remainder of a video-recorded interview Legebokoff had with police shortly after his arrest for the murder of Leslie.

Legebokoff's girlfriend, Amy Voell, was also present and, with one of the RCMP officers looking on, she broke up with him.

"I can't trust you anymore," Voell said.

Legebokoff continued to repeat he did not kill Leslie.

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