Mini-showdown

During a brief recess, Greenberg was heard to comment, "I mean who wears sunglasses in a courtroom?" in reference to a man seated in the gallery wearing glasses with very dark lenses.

"They are prescription," replied the man, who appeared to be some sort of associate of Cousins.

The man quickly stood and pulled off the glasses. "You want to try them on," he asked the defense lawyer.

A court security officer walked over to the man and whispered in his ear.

The officer then told Greenberg the glasses were prescription.

Detective reveals evidence

Det. Jan P. Ryan, of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Unit, testified Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

During cross-examination Thursday, Greenberg questioned Ryan about several items recovered during the investigation from the Candlewood Court address, where Smith lives.

Greenberg asked Ryan what kind of evidence detectives were looking for in the home.

Ryan said he was instructed to look for the handgun allegedly used in the shooting, dark colored clothing and shoes with mud on them, which would be consistent with the mud found on the field at Cunion Park the night of the shooting.

Ryan said he found a black jacket, two baseball caps and shoes. He said the black jacket and shoes, which contained mud, were taken into evidence; no handgun was found at the residence, he testified.

Greenberg also asked Ryan to describe the furniture in the residence and asked him if it looked lived in.

The detective said it was a two-story home with a two bedrooms and a small attic crawl space.

"It looked inhabitable, but it was extremely sparse," he said.

Ryan said mattresses were on the floor in both bedrooms, but little clothing.

The refrigerator had a little food in it and there was some evidence of food left in the kitchen, Ryan said. He said the residence had little furniture, no kitchen table.

Prosecutors said they plan to question James E. Bryant Jr., of the 800 block Clover Leaf Court in Edgewood, who led detectives to the gun allegedly used in the shootings of Cousins and Mr. Kearins.

A ballistics expert also is expected to testify as part of the state's case. The trial will continue Friday and into the middle of next week.