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Damm Trial: Blood found in car used to drive Donnisha Hill

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GALENA, ILL. (KWWL) -- Investigators testified they found more than 70 blood stains in a car used to drive Donnisha Hill to Illinois in October 2006.

This is according to a report filed by KWWL's coverage partner the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier newspaper.

Bruce Burt has admitted beating 13-year-old Hill to death with a hammer as he helped her out of the borrowed car 10 miles east of Galena. Prosecutors contend that David Damm hired Burt to kill the girl because of concerns over a sexual abuse investigation.

Damm's trial is in its second week.

Anthony Heindel, a crime scene investigator for the Illinois State Police, said most of the blood found on the car was "impact stains" caused by blood spattering when the victim was hit with an object.

Heindel said most of the stains were on the exterior of the back passenger side door.

Blood smears were also found on the driver's door frame and lower threshold of the driver's door.

Also on Tuesday, Blake Aper, a forensic scientist with the Illinois state crime lab in Rockford, said blood on the car and on a hammer recovered by police in Waterloo contained Hill's blood.

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