Jurors in the murder trial of Rodney Pugh heard from police officers and a doctor on the second day of trial.
Pugh, 23, faces murder charges in connection with the Dec. 17, 2008, shootings of Jarvis Sanks and Ronald Coleman, both 30. Pugh is the last of three men charged in the shootings. The first two, brothers Dezmond and Xavier Cannon, have already pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
On Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Doug Breault continued his case against Pugh. Calling a series of police officers and a doctor to the witness stand, testimony revealed details of the scene that night and the manner in which the two men were shot.
Breault said Monday that a drug deal had been set up that night that involved six pounds of marijuana worth more than $6,000. The prosecutor argued in his opening statements that Pugh can be convicted as a party to the crime, even though he didn’t shoot the men.
Defense attorney Tim Flournoy told jurors on Monday that his client didn’t know what Dezmond Cannon was planning that night and wouldn’t have killed the man who supplied him drugs.
The trial continues Wednesday.