Jurors saw graphic images of the bloody crime scene where two people were found dead as the trial began Wednesday for the man accused in the 2004 double homicide.
Joshua Kevin Drucker, 33, could face the death penalty if convicted of murder.
If convicted in Cobb County Superior Court, Joshua Drucker, 33, of McDonough, could face the death penalty. Drucker is accused in the April 2004 shooting deaths of David Andrew Robertson, 40, and Lora Nikolova, 25.
Robertson and Nikolova were found dead in Robertson’s home near Marietta. Prosecutors allege that Drucker shot the pair after a quarrel.
Drucker’s father, the Rev. Doug Drucker, is expected to be a key witness in the case. The elder Drucker reported the homicide to police the night of April 6, 2004.
A co-defendant, Melissa Suzanne McCrayer, has cooperated with authorities and is also expected to testify against Drucker.
Defense attorneys have previously said that Doug Drucker violated his “clergyman’s privilege” by reporting the crime to police. In March 2009, the father testified that his son said, “Dad, I killed somebody.” The two then prayed together before the younger Drucker left.
McCrayer has told prosecutors that she and Drucker used methamphetamine and drank alcoholic beverages before going to visit the victims, who were friends. When Drucker asked Robertson for methamphetamine, he allegedly became angry after Robertson offered only marijuana.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution | Alexis Stevens