During the three-week trial, the state outlined a case against Isaak saying that on the morning of April 1st, 2019, he entered RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan and brutally stabbed and shot four RJR employees: William Cobb, Lois Cobb, Adam Fuehrer, and Robert Fakler.
Amy Michaud, a forensic chemist and trace evidence examiner with the ATF, testified about orange fibers that were found on the victim’s clothing. The fibers were compared to an orange sweatshirt and a ski mask that was found at Chad Isaak’s residence.
The trial turned to talk of blood analysis and DNA evidence for the beginning of week three. The prosecution spent the day asking how certain items of evidence collected from the crime scene and from Chad Isaak’s property were tested.
Prosecutors spent Thursday of the Chad Isaak murder trial calling witnesses to testify how Isaak was detained and what was recovered when he was searched — including what they say is part of the murder weapon.
After a large number of videos and pictures were admitted into evidence Tuesday, BCI Special Agent Alex Droske spent Wednesday walking the jury through a surveillance video timeline from the frontage road through the crime scene and beyond.
Attorneys from both sides spent more than half of the day questioning Medical Examiner Doctor William Massello III about the manner of death for the four victims. Angela Davis, who works at McDonald's in Mandan, also testified about why she contacted the police of a suspicious man.
The third day of Chad Isaak's trial started Wednesday with opening statements. The State reminded jurors of the victims and the emotional day that was April 1st, 2019, while the defense worked to plant seeds of doubt that Isaak committed the crime he's accused of.