Emotional day for victims' families in Knoxville murder trial

Emotional day for victims' families in Knoxville triple murder trial

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It was an emotional day in the courtroom for the victims' families as graphic photos and videos were shown to the jury. It was an emotional day in the courtroom for the victims' families as graphic photos and videos were shown to the jury.
Paul Moore is accused of shooting and killing his wife Christina Moore, her twin sister Bridgett Stagnolia, and another woman, Amber Snellings. Paul Moore is accused of shooting and killing his wife Christina Moore, her twin sister Bridgett Stagnolia, and another woman, Amber Snellings.
Investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Office Forensic Division took the stand describing evidence recovered at the crime scene. Investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Office Forensic Division took the stand describing evidence recovered at the crime scene.
Bullet holes were found in different rooms in the apartment and a pillow was found with a bullet hole. Bullet holes were found in different rooms in the apartment and a pillow was found with a bullet hole.
Long time family friend of the twins Kathy Covington has been there to show support. She says Bridgett and Christina will never be forgotten. Long time family friend of the twins Kathy Covington has been there to show support. She says Bridgett and Christina will never be forgotten.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The trial for a man charged in a triple murder continued in Knoxville Thursday.

Investigators say Paul Moore is accused of shooting and killing his wife Christina Moore, her twin sister Bridgett Stagnolia, and another woman, Amber Snellings, last year in an apartment on Old Clinton Pike.

It was an emotional day in the courtroom for the victims' families as graphic photos and videos were shown to the jury.

Nearly two years have passed since the murders, but for those closest to the victims, the pain hasn't eased.

Each day of the trial, friends and family of the three victims have packed the courtroom.

Long time family friend of the twins Kathy Covington has been there to show support. She says Bridgett and Christina will never be forgotten.

"Christina and Bridgett are two fiery red heads who had personality larger than life. They liked to play jokes. They could never be in your presence where you weren't laughing," said Covington.

Investigators with the Knox County Sheriff's Office Forensic Division took the stand describing evidence recovered at the crime scene. A video of the victims at the scene was also shown.

Bullet holes were found in different rooms in the apartment and a pillow was found with a bullet hole.

The victims' families had to look away during the video. Paul Moore didn't watch the video, keeping his head down and staring at the desk.

The jurors, however, were very attentive.

Friends and family of the victims say they're still searching for answers as to why the crime occurred, but they are confident the truth will eventually come out in court.

"We are just leaning on our judicial system that the truth all comes out and that justice is served and maybe it will be a determent for someone and even if it's just a determent for one person it would be worth it for one life to be saved," said Covington.

Family members of Paul Moore have also been in the courtroom. They had no comment.

Witness testimony revealed Wednesday that Moore discovered his wife was having an affair with another woman one month before the shootings occurred.

Moore is charged with first degree murder in the shooting deaths of the three women.

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