ORLANDO, Fla. - Jurors saw 16-year-old Danielle Sampson, who is in a coma after prosecutors say Tyrone Mosby shot her, for the first time in Mosby's trial on Wednesday.
Danielle was rolled into court in her wheelchair on Wednesday. Mosby, looking almost bored in court, sat with his head in his hands as he listened to witnesses testify.
One of the witnesses, Andre Edmond, was charged with contempt of court after he refused to answer questions, even though he made a plea deal with prosecutors to testify in Mosby's trial. He then apparently changed his mind on Wednesday on the stand.
"What I'm trying to say is, I ain't got nothing to say, I don't want to testify. Anything you've got to do you all are going to do anyway. " Edmond, who is currently in jail on conspiracy and racketeering charges, said. "You all tried to put me on the scene then you say I ain't got nothing to do with the scene. I can't go forward."
The state said Edmond gave authorities a statement that he saw Mosby in a gray SUV the day of the shooting, which is the vehicle where the gun was fired that shot Danielle.
Edmond called it "a misunderstanding" on the stand. He is has been sentenced to 179 days in jail.
Danielle was 15 years old and a sophomore at Apopka High School when she and her family got caught in crossfire as they left church July 29 in their van. Danielle was shot in the head by a stray bullet and now has severe brain damage.
Police said Mosby, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, was one of several people who had burglarized a home and shot at the homeowner as they ran away.
If found guilty, Mosby faces up to life in prison.
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