New evidence in case of murdered Sullivan University student

Gregory O'Bryan at a Feb. 3 court hearing
Gregory O'Bryan at a Feb. 3 court hearing
Tom Van De Rostyne
Tom Van De Rostyne

By Jon Chrisos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - There is new evidence in the case of a man charged with killing a Sullivan University student. Gregory O'Bryan is facing several charges including murder and sodomy. He's accused of killing 18-year-old Andrew Compton back in October.

The new evidence includes pictures from the scene inside O'Bryan's apartment and forensic reports from LMPD and the US Secret Service. Many of the pictures are very graphic and we decided not to air those or post them online.

Pictures investigators took include bedding, cleaner with bleach, and fluids found on a bathroom sink when they used a blacklight. O'Bryan told police Compton died during sex. Crime scene pictures also show other seized property: a laptop and memory storage devices. The report says child pornography was found on those.

All of this evidence was given to Judge Mitch Perry by the Commonwealth while O'Bryan was in court Thursday morning. The Commonwealth is also asking Judge Perry to order Central State Hospital and Our Lady of Peace to release O'Bryan's medical records.

"We're just seeking all possible relevant information," said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Van De Rostyne. "There may be some at those locations based on some evidence we have. That's all we're trying to do. If there is evidence out there, we want to obtain every little bit we can in a case like this."

A forensic examination of O'Bryan's and Compton's computers is also complete. It shows that a secret service agent found O'Bryan downloaded articles about how to make a date rape drug. Detectives say O'Bryan and Compton met online, but the text of their chats isn't being made public.

Prosecutors are still waiting on Compton's DNA profile from a Texas lab. Because Compton's body was never found, police will compare that profile to evidence found at the scene.

The trial is scheduled to start next January.

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