SLIDESHOW: Graphic evidence in Compton case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

SLIDESHOW: Graphic evidence in Compton case

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- We're learning chilling details in the case of a murdered Sullivan University student, 18-year-old Andrew Compton. Hundreds of police photos are released, some too graphic for television or Fox41.com.

Tom VanDerostyne, the Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney says, "We have discovered forensic examination of computer hard drives both of the victim and defendant and turned over contents of those to defense counsel."

Police used a spray and a special light to see where blood may have been cleaned up from the bathroom of Gregory's O'Bryan's apartment. That same spray was used in the trunk of a white car.

O'Bryan told investigators during their sexual encounter in October, he placed Compton in a "strange position" on the couch and at some point, Compton's neck was broken. O'Bryan claims Compton wanted to be tied up, so O'Bryan says he used a telephone cord.

He said he later put his body in an old television box and then put it in a dumpster. Investigators searched a southern Indiana landfill for two weeks but never found his body.

VanDerostyne says, "We're trying to construct the DNA profile of Andrew Compton because we do not have Andrew Compton's body. We have to use his parents DNA to construct a profile of him to test different things we think may be relevant in the case."

Police say they found images and videos of child pornography on flash drives. In addition to the pictures, attorneys will look at text files between Compton and O'Bryan's computers since they met on a gay dating website.

VanDerostyne says, "It's all evidence that can be considered as a whole."

Police say five days before picking Compton up, O'Bryan looked up information on his computer about GHB, also known as the date rape drug, including how to make it and the dangers of taking it.

Police also captured pictures of a journal with handwritten information about trying certain medications and how it affects the body.

Prosecutors also want to get O'Bryan's medical records from Our Lady of Peace and Central State. It's all evidence to be used at his upcoming trial in January of 2012.

Click here for a previous story on police interviews with O'Bryan.

O'Bryan is charged with murder, sodomy, and abuse of a corpse.

"I think he was really trying to hide me," O'Bryan said during a police interview that lasted four hours. "We didn't talk. I asked if he had a cell phone and he said he didn't have one.  It was all just Adam for Adam. He would message me. They said the reason he never told me he had a cell phone was because he was hiding it from his parents."

O'Bryan told investigators that, on the night of their last encounter, Compton asked him to pick him up and have vodka, marijuana, and popper -- a type of nitrate drug -- with him. They then went to the apartment to have sexual relations, drink, and smoke.

Click here for a previous story on the search for Compton's body.

O'Bryan is eligible for the death penalty.  His trial has now been set for January of 2012.

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