Bridge death jurors hear about search for bodies

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Commercial fisherman Ricky Brown says he was making a video recording of the rough weather off the Louisiana coast when he spotted a child's body bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brown testified in court Wednesday in Mobile about how he found the last of four Alabama children thrown off a coastal bridge last year.

The jury in the trial Lam Luong saw Brown's video.

The jury also heard from two Mobile County duck hunters - John J. Sprinkle and Leon Ladnier - and from Mississippi Marine Officer Scott Chatom, who found the bodies of the other three children.

Luong looked down and away from overhead screens when jurors viewed photographs of the children taken at watery sites where they were found.

Luong has pleaded not guilty to throwing the children off the Dauphin Island bridge.

Earlier witnesses testified that they saw Luong on the two-lane bridge next to a parked van on the morning the children disappeared.

Circuit Judge Charles Graddick says the trial could end this week, possibly on Friday or Saturday.

If convicted, Luong could be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.

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