Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

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On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson's Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson's mother's house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own the land they were camping on.

One of the victims, Thomas Kamp, had recently purchased about 15 acres of property from the Hudson family, and prosecutors say that upset William.

The victims had gathered to camp at the property over the weekend when they were murdered. Five were shot, while one died of blunt force trauma.

Ranger Adcock testified Kamp's .380 caliber pistol was also found in William Hudson's bedroom.

Prosecutors showed lots of evidence in the case from blood stains in the travel trailer, on an ATV as well as a Kubota Tractor.

Jessica King is at Texas A&M now, but was a high school senior at the time of the killings and lived near the Hudsons. She testified she heard gunshots when she went outside to feed her FFA pig and heard someone, yell, "Stop, Stop. Please Stop!"

She told her family thinking someone might have had a hunting accident but they didn't call law enforcement.

There was also some shock in the courtroom when photos were shown of four of the victims including a 6-year-old being pulled out of a stock tank after a dive team found the four missing victims in the water.

Chris Ledbetter is also a Special Agent and works with the Secret Service as part of a task force. He testified about forensic examinations they did on a cell phone as well as DVRs and a hard drive for a home security system at the Hudson home.

Ranger Adcock also testified bloody items including boots were found in the Hudson's washing machine and they had gone through a cleaning cycle.

Another Ranger, Laura Simmons, testified about how they documented items at the crime scene. She has attended National Forensics Academy. Simmons described the number of photographs they took including blood residue and other items collected as evidence.

In the afternoon, Ranger Michael Stoner took jurors through the crime scene and photos. He specializes in crime scene photography and talked about how they use photographs to tell the crime scene story.

35-year-old William Hudson was quiet in court. He was dressed in a gray suit jacket and purple dress shirt.

During the change of venue trial, his bond is set at $2.5 million. He's staying in the Brazos County Jail during trial.

The trial is expected to last several weeks.