Testimony begins in murder trial

Local News

Wednesday marked the first day of testimony in the trial for a man accused of murder last year. 

Opening statements concluded and testimony began in the murder trial for Torriano Beard, charged with the shooting death of Jemar Phillips in a west side parking lot last February.

The district attorney’s office argued that Beard wore a red fur vest the night of the murder and police recovered the vest and found gunshot residue.

Testimony will continue Thursday morning.

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