MOBILE. Ala. (WALA) - A jury made up of 11 women and three men, heard testimony Tuesday morning, September 10 from witnesses and first responders during Broderick Brown's murder trial.
Prosecuting attorney Jobeth Murphree showed the jury crime scene photos taken by a Mobile County evidence technician.
Photos were shown of the scene.
Murder victim Sam Richardson's family, inside the courtroom, turned to avoid the photos.
“It was our first time seeing those pictures of evidence and it was very hard,” said Samantha Richardson, Sam Richardson’s daughter.
The Mobile County evidence tech described to the court and jury where the photos were taken and in one particular photo, he described what appeared to be a shoe print.
Two witnesses also took the stand before noon.
The first said he was driving on Garrison Avenue, approaching the corner of Main Street, where Richardson's barbershop is located and saw two people running from the side of the shop, through a field.
The witness said right before that, a man approached his drivers side window and said something had happened at the barbershop.
The witness decided to follow the two people he saw running from the area, which led to a confrontation with whom the witness said is Broderick Brown.
The witness said Brown asked him why he was following them, to which the witness replied, he was lost and looking for directions.
The witness eventually supplied Prichard Police with descriptions of the two people he followed, a vehicle description and a license plate tag.
The second witness to take the stand before noon also followed two people he witnessed running between yards on Edison and A Street. He also provided Prichard Police with a description of the suspects.
“It's just been a long process, we had a long day yesterday, today is long going in to the courtroom seeing all the evidence it really took a toll on the family and myself,” said Richardson’s daughter.
When court resumed, a former classmate of Brown's was called to testify.
The witness stated that Brown and Amison asked him to drive them somewhere and drop them off.
However, his vague testimony required Prosecuting Attorney Jobeth Murphree to ask Judge Robert Smith that he be treated as a hostile witness. The judge granted the request.
Richardson's daughter said the witness sounded unsure and scared.
“I think he didn't want to say too much to incriminate anyone so he said just enough to get past the questions,” said Richardson’s daughter.
Attorneys did not speak to FOX10 Tuesday.
The trial will resume Wednesday, September 11.
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