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Expert: Brad Cooper evidence mishandled by Cary Police

By Nbc17 Staff

A mobile phone expert in the Brad Cooper murder trial testified Monday that evidence was mishandled by the Cary Police Department.

Ben Levitan testified when he received Nancy Cooper's cell phone from the Cary Police Department, data on the cell phone had been erased.

"It wasn't forensically handled properly," Levitan testified of Cooper's phone.

Levitan testified the SIM card in Cooper's phone was empty and contained no information.

"I found that this card was totally wiped out, which is odd," Levitan said.

Cary Police Detective Jim Young previously testified that in an attempt to unlock Cooper's cell phone, he accidentally deleted information.

Brad Cooper is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of his wife Nancy Cooper. Her body was found less than three miles from the couple's home in an unfinished subdivision.

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