The state wrapped up it's case Monday with four final witnesses, including GBI medical examiner Melissa Sims.She
testified Hawkins received between 37 to 39 stab wounds and blunt force trauma wounds to the face.She
said Hawkins also had defensive wounds on her
hands where she
tried to fight off her
had 14 wounds to the hands," Sims
said."This is consistent with someone who is trying to fend off their attacker."She
said the autopsy showed Hawkins died after bleeding out from a stab wound to the arm.
"I can't give you the exact length of time that she
could have lived with that stab wound," Sims
said."But it could be anywhere from several minutes to 10 minutes at the most."Sims
said Christopher - who was just 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 64 pounds - received a 6-inch cut to the throat and several cuts to the head and groin area.
Several jurors appeared upset when Sims
testified about the autopsies and several family members of the victim had to leave the room.