Savannah, GA (WSAV) – It was an emotional afternoon in the courtroom during the Torrey Scott trial Wednesday, as jurors heard testimony from the best friend of the woman he’s accused of murdering. This marks week two of the trial for the man accused of raping and strangling Lisa Pynn in 2014 and raping three other women. Lysa Pynn’s best friend Kari said she had a great night of fun with her dining at Olive Garden just hours before getting a frightening knock on the door from Pynn’s young son.
First up on the stands was a close friend of Torrey Scott, Reginald Wimberly, who talked about where he was leading up to Pynn’s murder. Next, Kari Baker testified Scott had been dubbed a “creepo” in the neighborhood and when she saw a sketch and surveillance video of the wanted person on the news, she had no doubt it was him. Baker broke down recalling the moment Pynn’s six-year-old son knocked on her door saying his mother wouldn’t wake up.
“He told me that he couldn’t wake mommy up and that the guns were out and he didn’t know what to do,” Kari Baker recalled. “At first, I was taken aback and I said what? And he repeated again and that’s when I knew something was wrong and so I grabbed him and we ran over to their house.”
The surveillance video of the man believed to have killed Pynn was shown in court Wednesday. Kari said when she saw it she sent a text to Crime Stoppers reporting it was Torrey Scott. She said he was wearing the exact same clothing she had seen him in before. She said Scott was already suspicious to her because he essentially disappeared from the neighborhood after Pynn’s death, whereas he was always around before.
Wimberly said one of the video’s appeared to show the distinct walk of Scott and his white sneakers that Wimberly’s mother had purchased for Scott. The defense argued the video was so grainy and could have shown any black man in Savannah. The trial picks back up Thursday morning.
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