Jurors in the murder trial of former California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Peyer reviewed the testimony Monday of eight prosecution witnesses.
One witness testified that she saw Peyer stop a Volkswagen at the southbound Mercy Road off-ramp on the night of the killing, while another witness testified that he saw a CHP car stop a Volkswagen at the same off-ramp on the same night.
Peyer, 37, is charged with strangling Cara Knott, 20, at the Mercy Road off-ramp on Dec. 27, 1986, and throwing her body 65 feet into a dry creek bed. Knott's white Volkswagen was found parked three-tenths of a mile from where her body was found.
Two other witnesses whose testimony was reviewed Monday testified that they saw a patrol car leave the murder scene, while another two witnesses said that they saw Knott's car parked at the same spot where it was found by police the next morning.