Prosecutor: Golsby gave girlfriend Tokes' purse as a gift


A black Kate Spade purse became a focal point of testimony on the third day of Brian Golsby's murder trial.

The convicted sex offender is accused in the 2017 rape, kidnapping and murder of Ohio State student Reagan Tokes.

During Wednesday's testimony, Golsby's ex-girlfriend Hattisa Jackson testified that she met Golsby in bus stop in January 2017.

He had been released from prison a few months earlier after serving time for attempted rape and robbery. Jackson told 10 Investigates she didn't know that.

What she did know - Brian Golsby had on ankle monitor but she didn't know why. She didn't ask.

And she told 10 Investigates she doesn't think he could be responsible for what prosecutors allege - that he killed Reagan Tokes.

"He was so sweet and kind. I can't imagine him taking someone's else life," Jackson told 10 Investigates.

She did say that Golsby gave her money and believes others could be involved - something prosecutors dispute.

In the early morning hours of February 9, 2017 - Jackson said that Golsby came to visit her.

And he brought her a present: A black Kate Spade purse and a white wallet.

Police say they both belonged to Reagan Tokes.

Jackson testified that Golsby didn't have a car but appeared that night in a silver Acura - prosecutors say it was Reagan Tokes' car.

To read the rest of the trial updates from Wednesday, click here.

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