Closing Arguments Set For Hatchcock Trial

By Julianne Sweeney

Closing Arguments Set For Hatchcock Trial

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM EDT

Closing arguments will be presented tomorrow in the murder trial of Bobby Jo Hatchcock of Afton.

The 50-year old man is accused of killing Terry Dittman in June 1997.

Dittman's body was found behind the former Department of Public Works garage on Robinson Street in Binghamton.

She died from a stab wound to the neck.

An autopsy also showed bruising and bite marks.

The defense called a dental expert to the stand.

Dr. Neal Riesner examined photographs of the bite marks and dental molds given to him by the Binghamton Police Detectives.

He says forensics shows the bite marks match teeth molds of another man.

However, Dr. Riesner also said a colleague who looked at the evidence did not think it excluded Hatchcock as person who left the bite marks.

There are no dental molds of Hatchcock's teeth or mouth because all of his teeth were removed after 1997.

The defense and prosecution have rested.

Closing arguments begin at 9:30 tomorrow morning in Broome County Court.

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