Murder victim’s son testifies at trial

Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 15, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The murder trial of a man who is already a convicted killer continued Tuesday morning.

Shawn Jarrett is charged with killing Yolanda Reyes in Walker in April of 2014.

Tuesday, the jury heard testimony from Reyes' 16-year-old son, who recalled the night his mother went missing.

Reyes disappeared April 24th, 2014.  Her husband dropped her off at work in Walker that morning, where she worked at a greenhouse with Jarrett.  Nearly a month later, her body was found by a construction crew at a nearby site.

Testimony Monday revealed the Jarrett's car was the only car parked outside of their workplace that day.  A speck of Reyes' DNA was found inside Jarrett's car.

Jarrett is already serving a life sentence for raping an 85-year-old woman in Grandville last year and in 2012, he was released from prison in Pennsylvania, after serving 30 years in prison for murder.