Day 2: Brickle-Hicks Murder Trial

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 Today is day two in the trial of Morris Brickle-Hicks.
He is accused of murdering 40-year-old Misty Coffelt behind Runnings in South Bismarck last year.

A BPD detective on the case explained how a trip to the ER, where Brickle-Hicks claimed to have been assaulted by 3 Native Americans, turned him into a person of interest.

The prosecution was going to show clips of a 2 and a half hour interview between two investigators and Brickle-Hicks. The defense objected, saying if they’re going to play part of it, they should play the whole thing. After reviewing the video, the investigator realized when Brickle-Hicks was alone, he tried to remove evidence from his shoe.

BPD Detective: “If you watch the video, it looks like Mr. Brickle-Hicks puts his thumb in his mouth and then he pulls up, I believe his left shoe. It looks like he is, almost discreetly, trying to wipe away blood from his shoe.”

During the same interview with Brickle-Hicks and 2 BPD detectives, they are questioning Brickle-Hicks about the blood on his clothing, trying to figure out where it came from. At this point, Brickle-Hicks is a person of interest in the murder case. He quickly got defensive when officers tried to link his case to Misty Coffelt’s case.

Morris Brickle-Hicks: “Y’all don’t think I killed the girl right? Come on, man. I didn’t f***ing kill her man.”

Detective: “Nobody is saying anything about that. What I am saying is I am trying to link your assault to that assault.”

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