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|Murder Trial in Recess Rest of Week
|The twelve jurors in the murder case against a Galesburg man will have a long weekend to think about the two days of testimony that they have already heard as the trial is in recess until next week.
Jurors heard testimony from nearly a dozen prosecution witnesses Wednesday, in the case against 32 year old Marlon Brown, who is accused of multiple felonies after allegedly shooting and killing 29-year old Deriek Lawless of Galesburg last August after an incident outside of Andrews Lounge.
The prosecution called a number of witnesses from the Galesburg Police Department to the stand so they could testify about the events and their specific roles on the case against Brown. One of the Galesburg Police officers to testify said he was on route to the lounge after hearing the call from dispatch about shots fired, but then heard who the suspect might be and drove to Brown's residence since he was familiar with both Brown and where he lived at the time. He testified he encountered Brown as he was approaching the residence from a safe distance. The officer said he drew his weapon after noticing Brown coming out of the residence and walking towards him. The Galesburg officer allegedly told the man to get on the ground at which point Brown allegedly showed the officer he had no weapons by lifting his shirt. The officer says he told Brown to get on the ground where Brown allegedly said quote, 'you're going to have to shoot me'. The officer testified Brown was cooperating so he holstered his weapon and cuffed Brown and searched him before placing him the the officers squad car.
Other witnesses Wednesday included investigators on the case, a doctor in the emergency room that received the victim after the shooting, and a security guard at the lounge who told the court that he wands everyone that comes into the lounge checking for weapons.
Brown faces charges of felony charges of First Degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm when his trial resumes on Monday.
|03 18 09 by Newsroom
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