Murder trial: Bloody photos, bloody saw, suspect’s brother

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — While most of Wednesday’s testimony had the prosecution working to convince a jury with forensic evidence that Jared Chance killed and dismembered Ashley Young, it was the testimony of Chance’s brother that took center stage.

Konrad Chance testified that on Dec. 1, 2018, a couple of days after Young had last been seen alive, he and his parents went to Jared Chance’s Grand Rapids apartment.

Konrad Chance said he could not remember a lot of things about the incidents of early December. At one point, Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Lawrence Boivin asked the witnesses if he was high at the time, which he denied, saying it had been a solid week since he smoked weed.

But Konrad Chance did recall that the family helped Jared Chance move some things, including a cardboard box, into his parents’ Honda. Konrad Chance said they later returned the box back to his brother’s apartment.

“We moved the stuff that we put in the Honda back into the landing area of the stairs that led to his apartment,” Konrad Chance said.

Earlier Wednesday, a crime scene technician testified to finding a box on the stairs and that it contained human body parts.

The brothers avoided eye contact as testimony concluded for the day and Jared Chance returned to his jail cell.

Konrad Chance is also expected to testify for the prosecution against his parents James and Barbara Chance, who are charged with perjury and being accessories after the fact in the case.

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