Judge To Decide On Evidence In Burgess Case

Posted at 6:48 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 17:18:51-04

A judge has been expected to decide whether to allow crucial evidence to be presented in the high-profile murder case involving a Hermitage woman.    

Caleb Cannon has been accused of killing the mother of his child, Nikki Burgess, back in 2014. However, her body has not been found.

During a hearing in August, handlers said their cadaver dogs did pick up the scent of a dead person in Cannon's trunk.

However, Cannon's lawyers argued that the dogs can't be considered expert witnesses because there isn't universal certification for cadaver dogs.

Cannon appeared in court Friday morning, which was when the judge said she'll take the motion under advisement.

Some of the more gruesome testimony came from Cannon's former cellmate, who claimed Cannon told him he was at Burgess' home where they argued over alimony and custody.

Cannon allegedly told him he beat Burgess with brass knuckles, strangled her, and disposed of the body.