Fingerprints don't match suspect in Domino's murder

Travis Sherman arrives in court with his attorney.
August 6, 2012 2:19:28 PM PDT
The fingerprints of a man charged in the beating death of a Wake County Domino's Pizza manager were not found at the murder scene.

That revelation came Monday morning at the trial of Travis Sherman. The 22 year old is one of two men charged in the murder of Kenny Ring and a robbery at the restaurant.

Sherman's defense told jurors at the start of the trial - which began last week - that the investigation of the murder was shoddy.

Sherman's attorney tried to drive home the point Monday that his client's fingerprints weren't found at the restaurant.

Sherman was just 20 in January, 2010 when the crime occurred. That's when his best friend - a person he called his brother - was working as a delivery driver at the pizza store in Knightdale.

Ring was the manager of the store. He was found beaten and robbed on the night of January 9.

Delivery driver Shelton House testified Monday that the attack on Ring happened about an hour after House left the store.

Investigators have said they believe the robbery and murder were an inside job pulled off by the last delivery driver on the shift that night - Sherman's best friend Nico Bowers.

House told jurors that he saw Sherman at the pizza store the night of the attack. He said he saw Sherman was riding in the front seat of Bowers's car as they were leaving the parking lot .

"When I was pulling in, I mean, my headlights were dead on them and they were both looking at me. Because I knew that you weren't supposed to have another driver - or another passenger in the car when you're delivering. So I thought it was kind of funny that he was in the car with Nico at the time," House said.

Police said Sherman was riding with Bowers that night and was the one who beat Ring - likely with a baseball bat.

The murder weapon was never found.

Monday, a crime scene investigator testified that none of the fingerprints taken from inside the store matched Sherman.





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