DALE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN)– Multiple people were called to testify on the third day of the Coley McCraney Murder Trial.

McCraney is accused of killing Dothan teens Tracie Hawlett and JB Beasley in the summer of 1999.

The prosecution first called Michael Roberts, the stepfather of Hawlett, to the stand right after the court reconvened after the lunch break. Jimmy Thomas with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office began by asking basic questions about Hawlett and showed Roberts the senior portrait of Hawlett.

“She was just a lovely girl,” Roberts said.

Later, Carroll Roberts, Hawlett’s mother, was called to the stand and questioned. Both Roberts’s recounted what occurred the night the girls were killed, July 31, 1999.

Carroll says that around 9:00 p.m., Beasley came to the nursing home where she worked and asked if she and Hawlett could go to the birthday party of one of her dance friends and made sure it was okay if she stayed the night and went to church the next morning.

The Roberts’ say that later that night, both girls left the Roberts’ house at around 10:00 p.m., heading to the party in Headland.

According to the Roberts’, at around 11:35 p.m., they received a call from Hawlett at a gas station, saying they got lost and ended up on Ozark, never making it to the party in Headland and asking if she could extend her curfew and when Carroll said no, Hawlett asked if they could see three friends at a Midland City gas station and explain why they could not hang out that night. Carroll said yes.

The next day, after realizing the girls never made it home the night before, the Roberts’ say they began looking for the girls and called local hospitals, even driving to Ariton to try and find them.

According to Carroll Roberts, after they could not find the girls, they reported them missing to the police, and an officer with the Dothan Police Department said Beasley’s Mazda 929 was found in Ozark.

Micheal Roberts says later that day, he rode with friends to Ozark, and that is when they found out both girls were dead.

Wade Williams, the then-on-and-off boyfriend of Hawlett, was also called to testify. Williams reaffirmed the story that the Roberts’ gave to the court and added that he and his friends were invited to the birthday party but didn’t go and at around 10:45 p.m., the boys received a call from Beasley and Hawlett from an Ozark gas station and asked if they all wanted to meet at a Midland City Gas Station at around 11:15 p.m.

Williams said that Beasley and Hawlett never showed up at the gas station and after nearly 30 minutes of waiting, the boys left and went home before going to a club. Williams also said that later in the night, he called Hawlett’s personal phone multiple times to see if she made it home, but never got an answer. It was the next day when the boys found out what had happened to the girls, according to Williams.

Mariel Clark and her mother, Marlyn Lee, witnesses who say they saw Beasley and Hawlett at the Ozark gas station the night they died, were called last to testify.

According to Clark on July 31, she and Lee were traveling to her aunt’s house when they stopped at an Ozark gas station at around 11:30 p.m. and saw two girls, Hawlett and Beasley, in the parking lot of the gas station, near a pay phone.

Clark says after realizing the store was closed, Beasley approached her and asked for directions to Highway 231, saying she was lost, and Lee also became a part of the conversation.

Both Clark and Lee say that they left the gas station without ever seeing Hawlett and Beasley drive off.

The court was dismissed at around 4:15 and will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Stay with WDHN as we follow one of the most significant trials in Wiregrass history.