BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Testimony is underway in a Boulder courtroom in the trial of a man accused of killing and dismembering his former girlfriend.
Adam Densmore is accused of leaving parts of Ashley Mead’s body in several states after killing her. He faces charges of first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Densmore and Mead had a child together and they had moved to Boulder even though they were no longer a couple.
Mead, 25, disappeared in February 2017 along with their one-year-old daughter. Densmore was found in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the next day with the child. The child was safe but Mead was missing. Her torso was eventually found stuffed in a suitcase that was located in a dumpster.
The Daily Camera reported Thursday that in the morning opening statements, prosecutors presented a picture of that suitcase.
According to the Camera, Densmore’s defense attorney says there are too many unanswered questions — like where, when and how — and if all the questions can’t be answered there should be reasonable doubt about Densmore’s role in Mead’s death.
Densmore is a war veteran and has been diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder. He was arrested for domestic violence in 2008 after officers found him with his hands around the throat of his then-wife.
A GoFundMe page allows people to contribute money for a college fund for Mead and Densmore’s child.