Forensic officers called to testify at the Nadia Gehl murder trial
Forensic officers were called to testify in about gun evidence today at the Nadia Gehl murder trial. The weapon uncovered at the residence of one of the accused was found six months after the killing.
Nadia Gehl was shot at close range, in the chest and the head.
The Crown alleges, Ronald Cyr, her husband, enlisted two friends, Nashat Qahwash and Zdenek Zvolensky, to kill his wife.
They were arrested six months after the shooting that occurred on a pathway, as Nadia walked to a bus stop.
On August 10th, 2009, the day after the accused were arrested, police executed a search warrant at a home on Susan Court in Kitchener, at the time, Nashat Qahwash was living at the residence.
An identification officer took pictures in the home, including a basement closet where a tightly wrapped package was found in the ceiling.
Today the court learned, it didn't take police long to find an old semi-automatic Mausser handgun and a loaded clip.
Jurors have been told forensics found Qahwash's fingerprint on the packaging and Zvolensky's DNA on the gun grip, and that and that the Mausser was the murder weapon.