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Stanko stands trial for murder of Henry Lee Turner of Conway

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 HORRY COUNTY, SC  (WMBF) -  Steven Stanko stood trial again Saturday around 9 a.m. where the jury learned more about the night Henry Lee Turner died.

The prosecution began by calling 7 witnesses to the stand.  According to forensic experts called by the defense, Turner was shot first in the back while shaving.  The expert also added that the shot was fired through a pillow.  The second shot was in the chest when he turned around. 

Forensic pathologist Dr. Kim Collins said that the defendant was not acting out of a criminal mind because of the carelessness of the crime, lack of foresight, skill, and precaution. 

The prosecution followed this by cross examining the first person called by the defense

If Stanko is convicted of Turner’s death, the jury will then have to decide whether or not they want to enforce the death penalty.

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