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|Witnesses Question Who Committed Shooting at Andrews Lounge
|A number of defense witnesses continued to take the stand this morning in the murder case of a Galesburg man.
32-year old Marlon Brown faces multiple felonies including First Degree Murder after he allegedly shot and killed 29 year old Deriek Lawless outside of Andrews Lounge last August.
One of the defense witnesses was a woman who claimed she did see an altercation between Major Lemon and Lawless in the parking lot of the lounge the night of the shooting. She also testified that she saw another man come up to Lawless before the fight began and told him, "you promised you weren't going to get on this tonight." She said she did see Brown outside of the bar just before the alleged shooting took place.
Another witness Wednesday said she was a former bartender at the lounge but wasn't working that night. She testified she was going to help Lemon after he was involved in a fight with Lawless but says as soon as she heard heard a gunshot she ran inside of the club. She claimed she never saw anyone fire a weapon and just ran back into the club to get the others she came with so they could leave. The same woman testified she told a different story to investigators to whom she spoke with later on, because she was fearful of the men who were at the club that night who may have been involved with the shooting. In part of her testimony, she admitted to the court that she had lied about some of the information she gave to police.
Brown is charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as his trial continues in Knox County Court..
|03 25 09 by Newsroom
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