During Robert Grant's preliminary hearing on Wednesday Omaha Police detective Thomas McQueen testified that 43-year-old Trudy McKee was stabbed more than 40 times, suffering wounds to her face, neck, chest and head.
McKee's daughter found her body in the bedroom of their apartment near 99th Sand Park Drive on September 17th.
Police found a duffel bag belonging to Grant in the apartment filled with bloody clothes and shoes. DNA tests revealed the blood belonged to McKee and Grant, who had a small cut on his finger when he was caught boarding a bus to Chicago without paying.
The defense called the evidence circumstantial, arguing the murder weapon has not been recovered and no one saw Grant come to or leave the apartment.
The judge ordered Grant to stand trial for the murder.