When Detective Antonina Klinger needed to search for some evidence in a Carlisle murder case, she turned to Google.
And that search engine promptly came through, she told a Cumberland County jury Wednesday during the homicide trial of Craig R. Hines Jr.
Hines, 21, is accused of gunning down 23-year-old Michael Burch as Burch walked in the first block of East Penn Street on the afternoon of June 21, 2018.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Daniel Sodus is seeking a first-degree murder conviction and a death sentence for Hines.
The evidence Klinger sought through Google was a red, white and blue diagonally-striped soccer shirt.
Investigators claim the shooting suspect wore such a shirt, based on video from cameras throughout the borough.
Klinger said her internet exploration turned up a match – a tricolor Ralph Lauren Polo soccer shirt with USA on the back and the No. 2 on the back and left sleeve. She showed her find to the jurors.
The detective said Hines denied ever owning such a shirt when she interviewed him at his mother’s home about three weeks after Burch’s slaying.
She said Hines told her he and Burch “knew each other and they were cool.” Hines said he and Burch argued at times but “they would fight for 5 minutes and get over it,” Klinger testified.
Hines also said he and others sometimes drove a red Chevrolet Equinox SUV that police contend was driven by the gunman.
Defense attorney Shane Kope on cross-examination focused on the claim that other people also drove…