They were the skull and bones of his mother, Bonnie Hayme, who was missing in January 1993 and whose body was not found.
Prosecutors say that the discovery forced officials to arrest her then husband, Michael Chima,
"Truth has always been there, buried in their courtyard," said assistant public prosecutor Alan Mizrahi in introductory statements in the trial of the murder on Tuesday.
Michael and Bonnie Hayme had had problems in marriage and he has long been the main suspect in the case, said his defender Janis Warren in his introductory remarks. In an interview with CNN's WJXT, shortly after Bonnie Hayme disappeared in 1993, Michael Heim said she left her home on the night of January 6 after a relationship arose.
Warren said prosecutors did not have sufficient evidence to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
"We agree that she is dead. We agree that her body is in the backyard. But they have to prove to you that he did it. , "she said." When you listen to evidence, ladies and gentlemen, and when you finish, you will find that the lack of evidence in this case is far superior to any evidence that they have brought to you. "
After his mother was gone, he informed the child welfare worker, while "Dad injured mom "
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The remnants of Bonnie Hayme were found under a shower pallet in the back yard of the house, said Mizrahi. In addition, a corps was found near the building a caliber .22, and Michael Haim possessed a gun .22
Although the medical expert was not able to determine with certainty how she was killed, Mitzrahi claimed that Michael Haim had shot her
"The actions of the defendant before the murder and after the murder demonstrated his vile indifference to the life of Bonnie Hayme, "he said.
Investigators searched property several times over the years after her disappearance, but did not find it remaining until the discovery of Fraser two decades later.
Warren, Haim's lawyer said on Tuesday that" The spokes could not have been able to prove that he had killed her and put her body there on the night when she disappeared. "
" The only thing that matters is whether they can they prove that he killed her? "And can they prove that he put the body in the yard? There is no evidence that they are," she added.