911 Call Captures Horror of Upatoi Triple Murder Crime Scene

Rufus Burks on Trial for Murders of Gloria Short, Caleb Short and Gianna Lindsey

COURT OBSERVERS SAT IN STUNNED SILENCE LISTENING TO THAT 911 CALL PLACED BY GLORIA SHORT’S HUSBAND ROBERT

WHO SHRIEKED INTO THE PHONE ASKING WHO WOULD DO THIS TO HIS FAMILY.

AND HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST WITNESSES TO TAKE THE STAND TELLING THE JURY HE’D KNOWN THE MASTERMIND OF THE TRIPLE MURDER JERVARCEAY TAPLEY SINCE HE WAS A CHILD

AND THE FAMILY SPENT MANY SUMMERS CARRYING FOR TAPLEY

SHAMIEKA AVERETT, WHO LOST HER MOTHER, BROTHER AND TEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ALSO TOOK THE STAND DESCRIBING A CLOSE KNIT FAMILY WHO VACATIONED TOGETHER EVERY SUMMER AND A BROTHER WHO LOVED COLLECTING TENNIS SHOES.

BOTH TESTIFIED THEY DID NOT KNOW 17 YEAR OLD RUFUS BURKS

PROSECUTORS SPENT THE MORNING PRESENTING THE GRISLEY DETAILS ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY OCCURRED INSIDE THE RESIDENCE

ALONZA WHITAKER TOLD THE JURY CALEB ANSWERED THE DOOR AND TAPLEY ATTACKED THE UNSUSPECTING 17 YEAR OLD AND TIED HIM UP

THEN PROCEEDED TO TIE UP GIANNA LINDSEY AND HER GRANDMOTHER, A DETECTIVE SAID TEN YEAR OLD GIANNA MANAGED TO FREE HERSELF

BUT NOT BEFORE BEING BLUDGEONED TO DEATH WITH A 20 POUND DUMBBELL LEFT NEXT TO HER BODY AND GLORIA SHORT THEY BELIEVE WAS THE LAST TO DIE

FOUND WITH BROKEN POTS AND PANS SCATTERED ABOUT.

CRIME SCENE TECHNICIANS ALSO TESTIFIED ABOUT BLOOD EVIDENCE AND FINGERPRINTS LINKING RUFUS BURKS TO THE CRIME.

AND THERE WERE INCRIMINATING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FROM BURKS TO TAPLEY ASKING IF HE’D SEEN THE NEWS. AS WELL AS CLOTHES AND SHOES FROM CALEB POSTED ONLINE.

THE STATE REVEALED A FOURTH SUSPECT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PART IN THE GHASTLY PLAN BUT BAILED AT THE LAST MINUTE TO BE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

 

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