Scott's mother Nancy was the first person to testify this morning, relating her brief interaction with Scott during the day and evening of Thursday, February 19. Her testimony was followed by that of a friend with whom Scott chatted by cell phone for about 45 minutes on his way to Bethel that night. Much was made throughout the day of cell phone records, correlating Scott's location with times throughout the late night and early morning.
Much of the rest of the day was taken up by lengthy testimony from the senior detective in the case, Herbert Leighton. Testimony was also heard from a resident of the area who found some of Scott's items, and one of Samson's fellow employees at a bar where he was employed as a cook.
Testimony continues tomorrow morning.