COLLIN COUNTY - In an unprecedented move at the Collin County courthouse, the judge and jury took Enrique Arochi's trial outside the courtroom for a few minutes Monday morning.
Despite defense attorney's objections, jurors were allowed to go to the loading dock in the back of the courthouse and examine Arochi's Camaro, a key piece of evidence in the case.
Investigators say they found Christina Morris's DNA in the Camaro's trunk after she disappeared in 2014.
Arochi is charged with aggravated kidnapping in her disappearance.
The car arrived at the courthouse early Friday morning. Members of the jury were escorted to the vehicle around 9:15 a.m.
They spent just a few minutes looking over the vehicle, focusing on damage to the front right fender, which had small bumps where someone had attempted to fix a large dent sometime between September and December of 2014.
Jurors also looked in the trunk, and in windows.
Prosecutors said they wanted jurors to see the size of trunk.
A Plano Police sergeant testified that investigators removed parts of the trunk for evidence, but had replaced those pieces to make the vehicle look like it did in late August or early September of 2014.
Arochi elected not to be present for the viewing at the advice of his lawyer, even though he had the right to be there.
Christina Morris' mother is expected to testify Monday.
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