Scottsbluff Murder Trial Reaches Halfway Point

Scottsbluff Murder Trial Reaches Halfway Point
May 24th, 2023 | Rebekah White/ Ryan Murphy

A jury of 12 women has been selected, opening statements have been made, and the trial for a Scottsbluff man charged with killing a 23-year-old back in 2020 is underway.

57-year-old Gregory Moore is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a felony for the stabbing death of 23-year-old Fernando Camacho-McBride.

On Tuesday, Scottsbluff Police Detective Rob Kiesel was first on the stand to recount the state of the apartment as it was found as the police entered it. 

He testified that through the course of the investigation, it became evident that the living room was where the murder took place. He noted there was no signs of a struggle in the kitchen. Detective Kiesel spent a majority of his time on the stand Tuesday discussing photos of the crime scene as they were submitted into evidence.

The second witness of the day was forensic pathologist Dr. Pete Schilke, who performed the autopsy of Camacho-McBride. He determined that the official cause of death was a stab to the upper left arm that went all the way through, causing him to bleed to death. Camacho-McBride also had other cuts, abrasions, and bruises. Schilke noted that he also had a piece of metal embedded in his head, as well a cut that went to the bone of his left forearm.

Toxicology showed that Camacho-McBride had drugs in his system at the time of his death, including amphetamines and THC. The tests were done by NMS Labs, and indicated the amount of meth found in his system in a could cause violent and irrational behavior.

Court records show more than 16 witnesses are listed active for the week long trial.

If Moore is found guilty on the 2nd Degree Murder charge, he would face 20 years to life in prison.


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