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Asbill Murder Trial Begins

Asbill TrialMEDFORD, Ore. — Thursday is the first day of the Travis Asbill trial.  The trial started at 9 a.m.  Throughout the day witnesses are expected to testify.

The defendant, Travis Asbill, is facing murder charges after being accused of killing Donald William Mack with a golf club back in June 2012. The assault was reported around noon on June 3, 2012.  When police and emergency personnel arrived on scene, they found Mack bludgeoned to death inside of his Medford apartment. Mack was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Asbill was previously charged with attempted murder in a separate case back in 2004.

While the state is claiming Asbill is guilty, Asbill’s attorney said there is a lack of proof in the case, and said it is impossible to prove Asbill guilty beyond reasonable doubt because no finger prints could be lifted off of the murder weapon.

Asbill has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail since Mack’s murder. The trial is set to last for five days in the Jackson County Justice Building.