‘It seemed like a little coffin to me’: Testimony continues in the Evan Brewer murder case

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It was day three of testimony in the Evan Brewer murder case. Stephen Bodine is charged with killing the little boy last year.

Thursday the jury heard remarks from responding officers, and the landlord for the property of where Evan’s body was found.

Officers talked about their failed attempts at making contact with Bodine and Miranda Miller, Evan’s mother.

An ex-girlfriend of Stephen Bodine also talked about him, and we heard about the discovery of the concrete structure that had Evan’s body inside.

Bodine’s ex-girlfriend, who did not want to be identified on camera, said Evan would clench his teeth and walk with his eyes closed around Bodine.

The defense asked her if she remembered injuries on Evan or violence, and she said no.

A little later, the courtroom heard heart-felt testimony from Miranda Miller’s landlord, who discovered the concrete block with Evan’s body inside.

He told the court, noticeably emotional, that he was inside the home because he was changing the locks.

“It seemed like a little coffin to me…um…so,” said Miller’s landlord. “Yeah, I needed to know what was in there. I broke it open, and it took me about seven or eight swings on the corner, got the corner chipped off, and I smelled an odor.”

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