JANESVILLE, Wis. - A jury trial continued in a Rock County courtroom Tuesday afternoon as prosecutors continued their attempt to link Jacob Davenport to the slaying of James Tomten.
On Feb 9, Tomten was found shot to death inside his car on Beloit's west side. Days after, police were able to point out a suspect by using security camera footage from a grocery store and nearby home.
The next two months passed without an arrest made, but eventually, police linked Davenport to the crime.
According to a search warrant affidavit filed in early April, police suspected Davenport had a history of robbing drug dealers. Tomten, who was allegedly dealing drugs, had several thousand dollars on his person at the time of his death.
On Tuesday, the prosecution, led by state attorneys Jerry Urbik and Alex Goulart, called several witnesses to the stand. Urbik and Goulart made several attempts to confirm Davenport was the man wearing a red sweatshirt, seen in security footage.
The trial will resume Wednesday morning, with the prosecution expected to call several more witnesses.
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