In Day Two of Murder Trial, The Strange Stuff Found At Alleged Murderer's Campsite

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Seth Winder
As if this case wasn't already weird enough, it got weirder on Wednesday in Denton County court. According to prosecutors, in September 2008 Seth Winder murdered his lover, a beloved, longtime Walmart employee named Richard Hernandez. Then he allegedly dismembered him. Why? Haven't gotten there yet. Winder apparently has a history of schizophrenia that went largely untreated.

A detective at the scene testified Wednesday that all they found of Hernandez was a bunch of blood coating the 38-year-old man's North Dallas apartment and some pieces of belly fat in the bathtub.

Never found anything else.

That's because investigators claim Winder disposed of his remains in the apartment complex dumpster. The police got wise to Winder, who was homeless, and staked out his encampment on some vacant church property in Carrollton. Among the things they cataloged: bird skulls hanging from string attached to a nearby tree limb. Pink short-shorts. A white, sheer curtain with blood on it. A bunch of other stuff that tested positive for human blood. What looked like a one-and-a-half to two-foot ninja sword, broken.

It looks like the prosecution may wrap up its case Thursday or Friday, so we'll keep you posted.


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111
111

I went to school with seth and he was always the SWEETEST person, he was NOT gay... everyone needs to get the facts straight!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Before marriage I had probably 75% of what they found at his encampment. Cept for the broken sword.

Nina
Nina

I was almost picked as a juror so I'm really interested in this trial. Please keep us updated on the progress of it, as I'm anxiously awaiting a final verdict.

BHargrove
BHargrove

They ran presumptive blood tests checking for human blood, but I don't think they DNA tested every single stain. What they did test, though, belonged to either Hernandez or Winder.

78748
78748

This murder was documented in an episode of the A&E series "The First 48." The interview was creepy.

Guest
Guest

Pink short shorts?

That's the most disturbing of all.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

To Mark and GYFS, only Brantley can answer all your questions, and he's presently in the courtroom. I'd say some of your queries may be answered in tomorrow's recap.

JM
JM

Untreated mental illness destroys lives, fills our jails and shelters, and causes unmeasurable grief. Privacy laws, lack of mental health funding, and lack of commitment on the part of society  to step up to the challenge make these scenarios all too likely to continue.

RTR
RTR

What a horrible story! 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

it was bird skulls on a string, not an ear necklace. Ever wonder why people sell samurai swords? I mean, what's the point?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Sure. Tell us what you look like though. We'll make sure we keep you updated real hard.

AK
AK

Trial never got to DNA results. Not any DNA results. They never revealed who's blood was who's. The only confirmation they gave was in opening statements and that was about the blood in Richard's apartment. They said it matched the DNA they got off his razor and tooth brush.

bongkongcory
bongkongcory

@78748 Yea try being in the middle of it.... I was the maintenance man interviewed with no shirt on. Ehm yea I still get freaked out about the whole thing!! It was just a couple buildings from the apt I lived in.... "chills" I really hope that both family's find peace and Seth get what he needs be it help or electric chair!!

bongkongcory
bongkongcory

@Get your facts right

Nooooo he worked at Walmart Seth used his credit card at target that's we're the pics are from !!

Sincerely the maintenance man with no shirt on the first 48 episode

Nina
Nina

Wtf does that mean?

Get your facts right
Get your facts right

I guess I need to get my facts right.  Maybe Target was where he used Mr. Hernandez's bank card?

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