By Dave Andrusko
According to reporter Mike Corn of the Hayes Daily News, testimony in the case against Scott Bollig could wrap up as early as Wednesday with closing arguments on Thursday.
Bollig is charged with a host of offenses surrounding the death of Naomi Abbott’s unborn child who died after Bollig allegedly gave his then-girlfriend the abortifacient mifepristone. In addition to the first-degree murder charge filed in the chemically-induced miscarriage of Abbott’s baby, jurors will decide which, if any, of the following charges Bollig is guilty of.
Bollig also is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor charge of distribution of adulterated food — a charge that reflects how an abortion drug allegedly was given to Bollig’s former girlfriend on a pancake.
In May, two additional felony charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery were filed.
On Monday, Dan Walter, Bollig’s defense attorney, tried to punch holes in the prosecution’s case.
Brad Ricke, an Ellis County Sheriff’s Department detective assigned to the high-tech crime unit, was asked by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (KBI) to examine Bollig’s laptop. He testified he quickly found a reference to misoprostol and references to a tracking site for the U.S. Postal Service. Corn explained
In the course of the investigation, Ricke said he copied the tracking number and went to the tracking site himself.
“It came up with a tracked package from Asia to WaKeeney [Kansas],” he said.
However Walter asked Ricke if he was able to determine who might have made the search or went to the tracking site and he answered no. Ricke “also told Walter no fingerprint or DNA tests were conducted on the laptop.”
Larry Mann, the last witness of the day, testified he found mifepristone in blood samples taken from Abbott. Mann is a KBI toxicology supervisor.
Corn concluded his story
But under repeated questioning by Walter, he admitted he had no idea how blood samples were handled after they were taken from Abbott until he obtained them, some as much as three months later.