The family of Tony Rosales wept in the front row of the gallery after the jury found Mark DeSimone guilty of first-degree murder.
DeSimone has been charged with murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide for the death of Tony Rosales at an Excurston Inlet cabin in May 2016.
Mark DeSimone is charged with the shooting death of Tony Rosales at an Excursion Inlet cabin in May 2016. Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday.
Local firearms dealer Chad Kendrick was just starting to show jurors how a single-action revolver could be unintentionally fired twice, when an objection by the prosecution temporarily halted the proceedings.
Dr. Todd Grey demonstrates with a Styrofoam head model during his testimony in the Mark DeSimone homicide trial in Juneau Superior Court. DeSimone is charged with the May 2016 death of Tony Rosales in Excursion Inlet.
Mark DeSimone is standing trial for the death of Tony Rosales at an Excursion Inlet cabin in May 2016. His attorney plans to argue that the two shots fired back-to-back at Rosales were unintentional discharges.
Chad Kendrick, a local firearms dealer who is expected to testify for the defense in the Mark DeSimone homicide trial, repeatedly pulls the trigger on a revolver loaded with dummy rounds.
Vince Bengston didn’t realize someone had used his revolver until he discovered the cylinder had moved and two rounds had been fired.
Some of the investigator’s testimony was focused how the revolver that killed Tony Rosales is fired, including what physically has to happen to fire the single-action revolver twice.
Mark Anthony De Simone is accused of shooting 34-year-old Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales twice in the back of the head in May 2016.