capsules were scattered on the floor. The cash register was closed, though the safe door was ajar. However, Koll’s wife, Gladys Koll, testified that she examined the pharmacy premises after her husband’s death, checked inventory and cash against records, and determined that neither money nor any controlled pharmaceuticals were missing.
Investigators at the scene recovered bullets or fragments under Koll’s leg and on shelves. Two bullets were recovered from Koll’s body in the autopsy. He had been shot seven times, including three shots to the back and one to the chest. An investigator trained in crime scene reconstruction opined, based on the condition of the crime scene, that one or more shots had been fired from the entry of the pharmacy, followed by several other shots from a point closer to Koll.
A firearms examiner testified that the projectiles found at the scene and in the autopsy had all been fired from the same revolver. The bullets recovered from Koll’s body were identified as .35- or .38-caliber hollow points. Police later found a .38-caliber bullet casing in defendant’s car and four rounds of .38-caliber target shooting ammunition in defendant’s apartment.
The Bubble Shield and Helmet Liner
While driving from another part of Pasadena to the crime scene around 12:40 p.m., Pasadena Police Officer John Krayniak noticed a bubble shield from a motorcycle helmet and a cloth hood or liner lying in the street near the intersection of Mountain Street and Mar Vista Avenue. When he arrived at the pharmacy, a sergeant told him to go back and retrieve the items. Krayniak and his partners located the shield and liner about 50 feet from where they had previously seen them. Krayniak put them each in a brown paper bag and returned to the pharmacy, where he gave the bags to Investigator David Harris. He did not take the shield to the courthouse at any time that day.