A witness told jurors in the Tracey Raynard Bradley murder trial on Thursday that she saw the accused man leave a first-floor motel room and give his stepdaughter a laptop bag.
When quizzed about where he got the bag, Bradley told the women, "Don't worry about" it, Teara Hardy testified.
Hardy, an ex-girlfriend of Bradley's son, said she was sitting in a car with Bradley's stepdaughter, Enishia Bradley, when she saw Bradley leave the room at Motel 6 in Manchester Township between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on May 24, 2010.
Bradley, 48, of no fixed address, was staying on the second floor.
Two days later, 72-year-old Lee Choppin of Roanoke, Va., was found dead inside room 128 at the motel.
Bradley also had a lanyard with keys on it when he left the room and got into a silver van and left, Hardy said.
Choppin's wallet, cash, credit cards, identification and other property were missing from his room when police were summoned there on May 26, 2010, police had said.
Northern York County Regional Police allege Bradley strangled Choppin while robbing him inside the man's motel room.
Bradley is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses.
Charges: Hardy is charged with receiving stolen property in relation to the case. She said she expects to be accepted into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program after Bradley's trial is complete.
ARD allows first-time, nonviolent offenders to avoid conviction in exchange for completing court-ordered requirements. Defendants who enter the program are not required to admit guilt.
Hardy said she hasn't been promised anything from the York County District Attorney's Office in exchange for her testimony.
Tracking: During the second day of the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that a cellphone belonging to Bradley's wife and Choppin's EZ Pass traveled from York to Newark, N.J., and back in the hours after Choppin was killed.
According to expert testimony, authorities were able to trace where the cellphone and the EZ Pass had been by using cellphone towers and records.
Detectives had testified that E-Z Pass records recorded Choppin's minivan being driven from the Harrisburg area to New Jersey on May 25, 2010. Police believe Choppin was killed the day before.
However, when cross-examined by defense attorney Kevin Hoffman, the expert witness said there's no evidence that Bradley was the person making calls on the cellphone or that the EZ Pass transponder was in Choppin's van at the time.
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