Trial continues for man accused of Ross County murder

CHILLICOTHE, OH (WCMH) — Surveillance video introduced in the Ross County trial of Jason McCrary shows him getting out of the white vehicle believed to have been the scene of the murder of Timberly Claytor.

Claytor was murdered in May of 2015. The case has high interest in Chillicothe where Claytor was one of six women who were murdered or     disappeared during an 18 month period in 2014 and 2015.

After three days of trial, the prosecutor has presented several witnesses connecting McCrary to the car and the crime.

Surveillance video shown to he jury Wednesday shows Maria Catron and Timberly Claytor walking to a gas station in downtown Chillicothe together. Prosecutors say Claytor left the gas station with the defendant who is seen in a separate video getting out of a white vehicle before going inside.

Investigators tracked down the white car to the home of Jason McCrary’s girlfriend. Ross County Sheriff’s Detective John Winfield testified Wednesday that he noticed blood on the car’s bumper. WInfield also testified they found blood inside the car.

Prosecutors believe McCrary shot Claytor in the head after an argument over some crack cocaine.

The prosecution is expected to continue presenting its case on Thursday.

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