STOCKTON (CBS/AP) — A Stockton murder suspect lived with his girlfriend’s rotting corpse for months, according to prosecutors.
Devon Epps was evicted from his Stockton apartment a year ago and the apartment manager found the decomposing body of 35-year-old Veronica Jones in the bathroom.
Jones was reported missing six months before her body was found.
The coroner says she was bludgeoned with a metal table pedestal, raped and stabbed 32 times.
Epps was arrested and charged with murder.
Jurors were shown crime scene photos during Friday’s trial session.
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