State paints bloodied picture of night two Kissimmee police officers were killed

in Kissimmee News & Events


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – As day three of testimony continued in the case against accused cop killer Everett Miller, prosecutors called forensic technicians to the stand.

Three of them painting the bloodied crime scene through pictures, digital scans and physical evidence from the Aug.18, 2017 night Kissimmee Police Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard were killed. 

“First on the scene, I captured photographs of the scene and all of the evidence,” said Osceola County deputy sheriff and forensic technician Courtney Laverdiere. 

Those pictures showed two pools of blood where Laverdiere testified the two officer’s bodies were found. Near them, were pictures she took of a Pittsburgh Steelers hat and a broken red and yellow beaded necklace. Key pieces of evidence for the state as Thursday, they showed jurors a Snapchat video of Miller wearing both that hat and necklace leaning against his car moments before the officers were shot.