Conservation Officials Testify, Day Two of Wood Trial

Department of Natural Resources officers gave their testimony in day two of the Winston Wood trial.

  • Reconstruction of Wood and Collier's boat.

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    Photo: Monroe County Court

    A depiction of the accident.

  • Path boats traveled on Lake Monroe.

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    Photo: Monroe County Court

    A depiction of the boats traveling on Lake Monroe on June 28, 2010.

  • Close Up Collision

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    Photo: Monroe County Court

    A depiction of the collision on Lake Monroe.

  • An angle of Collier's boat after accident.

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    Photo: Monroe County Court

    An angle of Collier's boat after accident on June 29, 2010.

  • Winston Wood's boat on June 29, 2010 after collision.

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    Photo: Monroe County Court

    A close up of Winston Wood's boat on June 29, 2010 after collision.

Wednesday marked day two of the trial against Winston Wood, the man accused of driving a boat on Lake Monroe which struck another boat in June of 2010 and killed two other boaters.

The second person to testify Wednesday was Michael Marietta, one of three passengers in Wood’s boat. Marietta testified he watched the third passenger, Matthew Holmberg, point toward the boat operated by Rusty Collier – an attempt by prosecutors to prove Wood’s passengers saw the other craft.

The final witness of the day was DNR officer Roger Goldman, who was the lead detective and case manager for the case. He interviewed Wood twice, once in the early morning hours of June 29 and on July 7.

In his second interview with Wood, the accused says he yelled at Collier, “You [expletive] hit us,” about three times, after he saw the deceased body of Rusty’s wife Susan Collier in the water.

The case will continue Thursday. Presiding judge Jane Spencer Craney plans to wrap the case up and begin jury deliberations Thursday.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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