"Handgun. Judging by how imperative is is arms were not just the right when they had the visible attribute the visible wasting by. But the other arm is quite weak to documentation about how weak it was. I think it'd be a real challenge to do that. I would not say impossible. But I think being a real challenge. He said holding a knife would be even more difficult. Dr Laurence Scott, the associate forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy on Jose testified about Jose's injuries. She said most of his wounds were sharp force injuries on his face joh- above his collarbone and chest one was established that went deep into his neck and severed his carotid artery. Another went into his chest, cavity and perforated his heart. He also had five stab wounds on his back a stab wound on his left arm. Several superficial injuries on his wrists and several bruises on his hands and arms. There was also a blunt force injury on the back of his neck made by an object without an edge. She said it could have been from a gunshot wound grazing the skin surface. But she couldn't be sure she said Jose had been stabbed a total of. Twelve times. As the next witness walked up to the stand Joanna appeared to start crying. Rachel lopez. Joanna's twenty two year old daughter testified that she has two younger sisters Michelle who is twenty one and Isabel who is ten. She said Jose was her stepfather and that they had a good relationship. She recalled how he would give her rides to places make her food and do other stepfather Li things she said, she was aware of his health issues that he had been exposed to Agent Orange from Vietnam which caused him to have respiratory issues. He had diabetes and had problems with his heart. On the day in question Saturday, June fifteenth two thousand thirteen she said she was home for most of the day her mom had left in the morning to go to South Carolina. She said her mom returned home around seven pm, who's AI and her grandpa were also home. She heard her mom in Jose talking. But she couldn't understand what they were saying just heard their voices, which she said sounded normal about ten minutes later. She heard them leave her mom, then returned home around nine pm. She was in the kitchen looking for something to eat when her mom walked in. She was on the phone. She was KARN of sweaty. She had a cut on her arm. And I asked her what was wrong, she I could just tell she was upset. She didn't want to talk to that point. Did she she gets the shoes? She just was saying, you know, it's okay. It's okay. I asked her what happened to her arm. She said that she confronted Jose about leaving in he cut her. And we asked her to call the police didn't you not at that moment. When she I told you that what did you do at screamed he cuts you? She told me to shush because my grandfather was in the next room in she didn't want to upset him. And I after that I went upstairs, and I called my mentor at the time and she prayed with me. Later on you went downstairs, correct? Yes. And you asked your you told your mother, you wouldn't she should call the police, correct? I was. Yeah. I was telling her, you know, we should call the police in case Jose came back all the police did you. She met complete answer is giver teams. I'm Cy other didn't want to call the police. Did she you know? You didn't call the police for her. Did you now Rachel said she then went back upstairs and went to sleep the next day. She went to church and was there all day. There were a variety of church functions. She was involved in she returned home around five or six, and there were detectives there. She was told at that time that Jose had died. Investigators asked her to go to the police station with them and she agreed since her mom's arrest, she said she has spoken to her mom's attorneys several times, and you don't want your mom to go to jail. Do you the prosecutor asked? No, she replied on cross examination. Rachel was asked about the activities. Jose did around the house. She said Jose would do laundry yard work, cook and clean. He went to the gym and had a gym membership. He also took her grandpa to his doctor appointments and volunteered at the VA regularly. She testified that Jose was a good person. He had. Some issues with lying. He wanted a certain lifestyle for them. But he wasn't able to provide it. He was a good guy. She said through tears. She said her mom has a really big heart and is really carrying quote. She loves people and would do anything for her family. She said she knew her mom had been raped three times in her life and was on medication for anxiety. Her mom also suffered from fiber myalgia, which she said caused her a lot of pain in her joints. When asked if that affected her mom's energy level. She said, yes, she told the court that her mom loved Jose and was happy with him. She would see them hug kiss and go on dates if they ever argued she said it was over little things or about money. She never saw either one of them ever be violence Cameron lily Quist, a sergeant with the Wake County sheriff's office testified that when he interviewed Rachel. She was very forthcoming. He read her written statement allowed for the. Jury it states during this combo, my mom knocked on my door. I asked her where was Jose. And she said she took him to his sponsors house. Also told her a wanted to call the police, but she, but she said, no, it's okay. He's not coming here. Chuck Pritchard Joanna's second husband, testified that on the weekend of his death. Jose dropped off Chuck and JoAnne, his daughter Isabel. He said he was supposed to meet Joanna on that Sunday afternoon to give Isabel back, but she called him on Sunday morning and told them that Jose had moved to Florida. She told him not to tell Isabel because it would upset her. He met up with her later that day at some point between eleven and to Joanna arrived in her Mercedes and he put Isabel into the back seat. He said Joanna never got out of the car and that they didn't say much to each other. He said he didn't notice anything unusual about her. Later that evening around ten or eleven Joanna called him and told him that the police were at her house looking around Joanna's other daughter Michelle brought Isabel back over to his house. And he said she's been there ever since he learned that Jose was murdered when his sponsor called him and asked if he was okay, he said, he hadn't known anything about it prior to that. He too was interviewed by detectives he told them that once when they were married Joanna got mad at him in through a fork at him. Although"