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Burt's neighbor takes stand in David Damm trial

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GALENA, ILL. (KWWL) --  The prosecution introduced a man who lent Bruce Burt his car on October 27, 2006, according to KWWL's news coverage partner the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Michael Biggles testified that he was a neighbor or Bruce Burt, the man who admitted he killed 13-year-old  Donnisha Hill at the orders of David Damm.

Damm has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of the teenager.

Burt said he drove the girl to a rural area of Jo Daviess County, Ill., on Oct. 27, 2006, and killed her. He said the Damm offered to pay him to get rid of the girl. Police had been investigating Damm for sexually abusing the girl.

Biggles testified that Burt had asked to borrow Biggles' car on October 27th.

He said Burt had borrowed it in the past, but this is the first time he had offered to pay.

Later that day, Burt came back and gave Biggles three $100 bills and gave him an extra $20 and told him to clean out the car.

Biggles said that he saw David Damm and Bruce Burt talking outside of Bruce Burt's home on Oct. 27, before Burt asked to borrow the car.

He also saw Damm and Burt together briefly on Oct. 28 again outside of Burt's home on Sumner Street.

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