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Crime Prosecutors expected to wrap up their case Monday in Markeith Loyd trial

16:51  14 october  2019
16:51  14 october  2019 Source:   wesh.com

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Jurors are being sequestered at a hotel for the duration of the trial.

During testimony on Friday, Dixon's brother took the stand. He was hurt, but survived the shooting that killed his sister.

During testimony on Friday, Dixon's brother Ronald Steward took the stand. Steward was hurt, but survived the shooting that killed his sister. He told the jury Loyd pulled a gun when he tried to get them to start arguing.

"He held it up and before he did that I was like it's not that serious, bro. And I had my hands up like this," Steward said, motioning with his hands in the air.

Loyd's defense gave a detailed account of how Dixon's family didn't like him. In part, the defense said Sade Dixon had antagonized Loyd and told him he wouldn't be able to see the baby.

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Defense attorney Terry Lenamon claims that was when she grabbed a gun and pulled it on Loyd before dropping it.

"When he sees the gun, he pulls his two guns out," Lenamon said. The defense claimed that Loyd pulled the trigger but the gun didn't fire.

According to attorneys, Dixon's brother then tackled Loyd, causing him to start shooting.

"He knows that he lost the gun, and he starts shooting. And shooting. And shooting. And shooting," Lenamon said.

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