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Yes, Connie. Probably around 2 p.m.
The jury has been selected, alternates have been chosen. They have been sworn in and asked to return at 2:15. At that time, we'll be getting into opening statements.
Depending on how long openings take, we may or may not get into our first witnesses.
Given that jury selection has taken the better part of 3 days, I could see attorneys and Judge Bergan wishing to soldier on and get as much done as possible.
We could get started with the first witness and continue with him or her in the morning.
Opening statements will start any moment now.
Christensen is going to read the trial information, which is a brief synopsis of the state's case against Brown.
Christensen outlines the state's case. He says police and eye witnesses will testify.
Hradek is now going to deliver her opening.
Hradek says the case appears to be open and shut, but it's not that simple.
She urges the jury to ask why - why there is no physical evidence, why witnesses stories don't match, why some stories have changed.
The state will call it's first witness - Byron Fisher.
Donnelle Lindsey and Byron Fisher were friends.
Fisher and Brandon Brown were hanging out together the evening of the shooting.
Fisher says he and Brandon made their way from Brandon's place to Fisher's. They encountered Donnelle and Demarco Harris, another area residence.
Fisher said they all "mingled" and talked about getting some beer, but then Donnelle and Brandon "had some words," meaning an argument. Brandon then left.
Fisher said he doesn't think Brandon and Donnelle had met before that night. There was no bad blood or animosity. Everyone was just hanging out.
Brandon and Donnelle got into an argument - Fisher doesn't know why or what about - and Brandon left. Byron, Demarco and Donnelle stayed and talked. This was all on Petsel Place near Fisher's building.
Brown came back 5-10 minutes later.
According to Fisher, anyway.
Fisher says Brown and Donnelle were only a couple of feet apart when Brown shot him. There were four rapid shots. "They were back to back."
Fisher said he went back in his home. He thought Donnelle was dead.
Police responded, but Fisher said he didn't tell them what he saw. "I didn't want anything to do with it."
The next day, Fisher was taken to the police station and he told them what happened that night.
Fisher reiterates that Brown shot Lindsey.
The defense will now cross examine Fisher.
Fisher says he was interviewed 3 times by police.
However, when police were canvassing the neighborhood right after the shooting, Fisher said he did not answer the door for officers.
Fisher denied being present for the shooting during his first interview with police.
We're taking a short break.
Sissel, the defense attorney, suggests Fisher spent the first 20 minutes of his video taped interview with police at the station denying his involvement. Fisher said that's not what happened.
Sissel offers to play the tape of the interview, Fisher says go for it and that's what we're going to do.
There appear to be some issues with the audio. There seem to be two videos playing over each other.
The investigator is trying to get Fisher to admit being there to avoid being tried as an accomplice.
There have been several moments during this cross examination where Sissel introduces something Fisher allegedly told police, Fisher denies saying it and is corrected by his video taped interview.
So far, the details Fisher has not been able to recall or has lied about include whether or not he had a cell phone and if he knew the color of the gun used in the shooting.
Christiansen would like to do 10 minutes of redirect. The defense would then get an opportunity to cross examine again. Court usually shuts down at 4:30.
We're going to forge ahead.
Fisher is dismissed. We're done for the day. Resuming at 9.