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Associate Medical Examiner Testifies in Bravo Trial

By on August 12th, 2014
Dr. Martha Burt, a medical examiner with the District 8 Medical Examiner's Office, testifies during the Pedro Bravo murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Dr. Martha Burt, a medical examiner with the District 8 Medical Examiner's Office, testifies during the Pedro Bravo murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

The state presented pictures of Christian Aguilar’s remains as Dr. Martha Burt gave testimony on her examination of the body.

Burt is an associate medical examiner for the 8th District, which includes Alachua County.

Burt recalled going to the wooded area in Levy County where Christian Aguilar’s remains were found “partially skeletonized.”

The state presented photos of the remains in which Burt described a “gray, duct tape like material” that was found looped around the wrists, the neck and ankles of the body.

Burt said a comparison of dental records with the remains was used to positively identify Aguilar.

The medical examiner report states that the cause of death was homicide by unspecified means.

You can tune in to our exclusive live stream of the trial online at WUFT.org and follow constant updates on Twitter  @WUFTPedroBravo.


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