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Toppenish murder trial continues

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YAKIMA--Thursday brought more testimony in the murder trial of a Toppenish man.

A forensic pathologist testified how Ezequiel Reyes died and what caused his death.

Toppenish police Sergeant Scott Logan opened the day on the witness stand.

Logan was a detective in March 2007 when Eriberto Gonzalez allegedly shot Reyes outside of a Conoco station.

Logan detailed points of his investigation, and showed the jury surveillance video from the mini-mart.

But, it was the testimony from Gina Finow, the pathologist who performed Reyes' autopsy, that brought tears to his family's eyes.

"The first injury is a penetrating gunshot wound to the head," Finow said.  "The entrance wound is located on the right mid-forehead."

Finow said Reyes was also shot in the jaw, wrist and elbow.

Before the day's proceedings began, Gonzalez requested a new lawyer.

The judge rejected his appeal.

The trial will continue Friday and is expected to go into next week.

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