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Testimony continues in Caleb Cannon murder trial

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Caleb Cannon is accused of murdering Nikki Burgess. (WSMV) Caleb Cannon is accused of murdering Nikki Burgess. (WSMV)

Testimony continued Friday in the murder trial for Caleb Cannon.

Cannon is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Nikki Burgess in 2014.

Mary-Ann Warren testified in court on Friday. She is a professional dog trainer from Alberta, Canada.

Warren was brought in by the defense team to testify about the three cadaver dogs who searched for evidence of human remains inside Burgess’ townhome.

Cannon’s former cellmate testified that Cannon admitted to strangling Burgess and putting her body in her bathtub.

While no human remains have been recovered, handlers for all three cadaver dogs said the dogs alerted them to that bathtub.

Warren testified she found issues with the reports taken after those searches. She also indicated the dogs may not have been trained properly.

“There is very limited time in those training logs, documented time that the dog actually worked with in the training logs,” Warren said. “And for me, they just didn’t give enough information that I could really say there were actually a training log.”

Bill Burgess, Nikki’s father, had not been in court until Friday but said he had been following media reports of the trial.

Bill Burgess said the trial has reopened old wounds.

“A lot of hurt, a lot of anger. You try to forget, try to go on with your old life because you know you’re not going to see her no more. It just makes it rough,” he said.

The trial will continue into next week. The rest of the defense team’s witnesses must still testify, as well as any potential rebuttal witnesses, before closing arguments and jury deliberations.

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