BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A Battle Creek man accused of killing his girlfriend went in front of a judge Tuesday as some of the case against him was laid out in court.
Horton had a preliminary hearing during which a Calhoun County prosecutor questioned Griffin’s mother about the last time she saw her daughter and the days that followed. In addition to Griffin’s mother, a human resources administrator from Amber’s place of employment, a hardware store owner and two Battle Creek police officers testified.
One officer recalled speaking with Horton in the days after Griffin’s disappearance. He said there was a dried liquid resembling blood on a car at their shared home.
“It was in several areas — door handles, along the side of the car, the top as if somebody was opening the door or closing it, I believe, on the trunk lid, and this was on three sides of the car that I can recall,” Officer Christopher Hug said.
The preliminary hearing did not wrap up Tuesday. It was tentatively scheduled to resume next week.