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Trial continues for man accused of killing then stuffing female in suitcase

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - We want to remind viewers and readers that the details of this case are graphic and disturbing to some.

Tuesday morning, the Deputy District Attorney said a murder suspect videotaped himself doing unspeakable things to the victim's body.

The video was expected to be played in court Tuesday. No word if that was shown.

The prosecution used Tuesday to call witnesses. We heard from acquaintances, former coworkers who talked about the days leading up to and just after the murder of Shauna Haynes.

Joshua Palmer sat quietly on day two of the trial as his former coworkers took the stand.

He is accused in the brutal death of Shauna Haynes in April of 2016. She was found stuffed inside a suitcase in a dumpster behind the Chadwick Hotel downtown where Palmer was living. 

Both Palmer and Haynes worked at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown and according to witnesses the two were friends who had started living together.

Former coworkers say they wanted different things. Palmer expressed he wanted a sexual relationship, while Haynes was not interested.

This is important to the case because Palmer is accused of committing the murder in a jealous rage after he witnessed Haynes having sex in his apartment.

According to Palmer, the night before her body was found she was inside his apartment and they were doing cocaine. 

The medical examiner took the stand Tuesday and said he found no evidence of drugs or alcohol in her system. 


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