Testimony Underway in Christian Goyne Yarns Case

A jury has been seated and testimony is underway in the 1st degree murder trial of Christian Goyne Yarns.

Yarns was charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting earlier this year of Shelby Woizeschke at the GrapeTree Medical Staffing parking lot in Milford. Woizeschke died of her injuries several days later at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Jurors heard from several prosecution witnesses Tuesday afternoon following opening statements. The proceedings included the play back of a recording of a 911 call made by Woizeschke in which she identified Goyne Yarns as the suspect. Jurors also heard from assistant Milford Police Chief Matt Myhre and body cam images as he administered medical help prior to other first responders and paramedics arriving.

Reference was also made of a storage case for a firearm that was found in a dumpster a short time after the shooting took place.

Testimony resumes today (Wed). The trial is being held in Buena Vista county due to a change of venue because of pre-trial publicity in Dickinson county.

(courtesy KUOO in Spirit Lake)