Mack Jury Sees Bloody Photos From Garage

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jurors in Darren Mack's murder trial viewed scenes of death and mayhem on Monday as the case entered its second week in Las Vegas.

Washoe County sheriff's experts in DNA evidence, documenting crime scenes and identifying samples walked the jury through a series of photographs taken in the garage where Charla Mack's body was found.

The jury also viewed photos of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller being treated in the intensive care unit of Washoe Medical Center after being hit with bullet fragments from a shot fired from across the river.

And a handwriting expert from Las Vegas testified that Darren Mack wrote the list found on his kitchen counter that included: "END PROBLEM" followed by "PARKING GARAGE IF YES."

Mack, 46, is charged with fatally stabbing his 39-year-old estranged wife on June 12, 2006, and then shooting Weller, their divorce judge, in Weller's courthouse chambers.

Mack fled to Mexico after the crimes and surrendered there 11 days later. Mack has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

His lawyers say the stabbing was self defense and that Mack was
suffering from a delusion when he went to a parking garage in downtown Reno and fired at Weller, who was standing at his third-floor window.

The trial was moved to Las Vegas after efforts failed to find an impartial jury in Reno.

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