Atwood Update

Updated 6 years ago

Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills heard closing arguments today in the case of 38-year-old Shannon Atwood.

Defense John Also, told Mills there was no question Cheryl Murdoch was brutally killed, but said there was no direct evidence linking Atwood to her death. Murdoch’s decomposed body was found in August 2006 in a wooded area in Canaan about a month and a half after she was reported missing.

The prosecution has based it case largely on circumstantial evidence along with Atwood’s actions before and after Murdoch’s body was discovered.


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