Casey's Mom Speaks Out
|Updated: 1/18/2008 9:57 pm
||Published: 1/17/2008 10:10 am
Prosecutors say Osburn kidnapped and killed 17-year old Casey Crowder and he should be executed for the crimes.
Casey's aunt told FOX16 the trial is physically and emotionally exhausting. After 10 defense witnesses, the jury could get the case Thursday. Casey’s mom, Melinda Crowder, told FOX16 before the trial started she could not wait for it to be over.
"It's never going to be over. Everyday, every minute, I remember her and think about her," says Melinda.
The day before the murder trial for Kenneth Osburn started, Melinda Crowder sat down to talk about getting ready to sit in the courtroom with the man accused of killing her daughter. "It's tough. It's tough looking at this person you know hurt your daughter."
Osburn's confession was played in court Tuesday to the jury. It's the state's strongest evidence that he's responsible for the murder of 17-year old Casey Crowder.
"I just don't understand how he could hurt this little beautiful spunky girl. I just want to know why," says Melinda.
With the trial getting closer to an end, Melinda knows she might not get a why, but hopes the jury comes back with a conviction...
"If they find him guilty, and he's in prison and he's there for a while, I know that will help us," says Melinda.
FOX16 will have live reports from Hamburg as the trial wraps up and will continue until the jury reaches a verdict.
The defense called 10 witnesses Wednesday and sources say there are just a few left, then it goes to the jury.
Casey Crowder disappeared in August 2006. After 6 days of searching, her body was found in a heavily wooded area near Dumas. If convicted, Osburn faces the death penalty.