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Gun entered into evidence in Moody Manor trial

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The murder trial of two Toledo men accused of killing a toddler took a dramatic turn Tuesday. Jurors got to see one of the guns police believe was used in the crime, but defense attorneys argued there are no fingerprints to link the suspects to the weapon.

Prosecutors entered one of the guns used in the deadly shooting at Moody Manor last year into evidence. One-year-old Keondra Hooks was killed in that shooting.

"She died of a gunshot wound to the head," said Lucas County Deputy Coroner Cynthia Beiser.

A firearms expert testified he examined fired casings and numerous guns.

"The result was that all 11 9mm cartridges were also fired from the same weapon, based on individual characteristics," said Todd Weirton.

Prosecutors claim Keyshawn Jennings and Antwaine Jones both had guns. When the suspects were interrogated, TPD Detective Kermit Quinn claims they identified themselves in surveillance video captured at the Moody Manor.

The defense team argues that the detectives investigating the case failed to look at all the pieces of the puzzle. The third suspect James Moore, who agreed to a plea deal in exchange for testimony against his friends, admitted he had a gun that night. Police never collected it.

"If you had his gun, that 9 mm, you could have tested it, just as you did the others. Is that correct?" asked defense attorney Ronnie Wingate.

"How could I have tested something I didn't find that I didn't know he had until after?" replied Detective Quinn.

"I understand that. Since he's so cooperative, he's so forthcoming, simply request of Mr. Moore, ‘Can you give us that gun you had? Can you tell us where it can be located? Can one of your friends bring it to us?" responded Wingate.

Prosecutors may call one more witness Wednesday. The defense team has no witnesses. The jurors should get the case Wednesday afternoon.

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