Testimony difficult for Dressel's family on Day 3 of trial

TOLEDO -- It was a dramatic day of testimony in The State vs. Jobe trial on Wednesday. Graphic testimony was given, and the prosecution wrapped up its case against Robert Jobe by bringing on Toledo fire department paramedics to testify.

The paramedics who responded to the shooting testified about the severity of Dressel's injuries and the final moments of his life. Firefighters testified about finding the bullet hole located in the left side of his chest.

The testimony became too much for some of his family to take. Keith Dressel's wife, Danielle, ran out of the courtroom.

Jobe is accused of killing Detective Keith Dressel earlier this year.

William Goetz had attended Dressel's autopsy. In court on Wednesday, he broke down with emotion as he identified the hole the bullet made in Dressel's shirt.

Dr. Cynthia Beisser, the doctor who performed the autopsy also testified on Wednesday. About Dressel's wound, she said, "He had a gunshot wound of entrance on the upper left side of his chest" which traveled down through Dressel's heart, liver and pancreas and was found in his left buttox. She said Dressel could have survived only about 5 or 10 minutes.

On Thursday, Jobe's lawyers will likely try to show that the shooting was an accident, says News 11's legal expert Jerry Phillips. He says putting Jobe on the stand would be a mistake. "He would be subject to cross-examination," Phillips said.

The prosecution rested its case, and the jury may decide Robert Jobe's fate by the end of the day Thursday.

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