Raleigh County Sheriff's Detectives Larry Lilly and Brian Stump told the courtroom what they saw when they found Glen Farrow's body.
"When we first got there we weren't even sure what was wrong with him. We weren't sure if it was a gunshot or a beating or stabbing, just very bloody, severe injuries to his head," said Lilly.
"He was beaten and bruised on his hands, arms, face and head. He had cuts on his scalp," Stump told us.
Lilly said detectives found out there had been an altercation between Mr. Dicken and Mr. Farrow prior to the body being found, but Lilly said Dicken denied it.
"When we spoke to him he denied any physical or real confrontation," he said.
A witness saw Dicken stash the clothes he was wearing around the time of the suspected homicide, said Lilly, in the woods along Maple Fork Road behind a house.
"He left the home in Maple Fork Road wearing a rain suit and according to that witness, he returned wearing something completely different. I asked him what he did with his clothes he was wearing and he told me he put them in a pile behind a house," Lilly told the court.
One of the things discussed by the prosecution was an article of Dicken's clothing, which they say has the victim's blood on it.
"On the rain coat they recovered a drop of blood that matched Glen Farrow's," said Stump.
The defense denied all evidence brought by thprosecutionon.
"There is no evidence that he actually committed this murder and no probable cause that he did, other than that there was an argument. What the argument was about or why, people have arguments every day. There is not sufficient evidence to sustain murder in this case," said Defense Attorney Martha Hebb.