Prince George Citizen-Steven Symes


An expert in the impact of bones struck by tools took the stand Thursday during the trial for Cody Alan Legebokoff.

Steven Symes testified that after an autopsy on Loren Donn Leslie was completed in Kamloops, her body was transported to Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania where he took a closer look at the injuries to her right hand, facial bones and skull.

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Mercyhurst forensic anthropologist Steven Symes, Ph.D., was on the witness stand at the Prince George (British Columbia) Courthouse June 12, testifying for the prosecution in the trial of Cody Alan Legebokoff, alleged to be the youngest serial killer in Canadian history.

The 24-year-old is accused of killing 15-year-old Loren Leslie, Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, both 35, and Natasha Montgomery, 23.

Symes is a sought-after expert in bone trauma. He is expected to be on the stand again June 13.

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