Darryn Conte’s friend gives emotional testimony at trial

A friend of murder victim Darryn Conte, who found his friend after being shot, gave an emotional testimony during the trial for Conte’s alleged killer.

Mark Beasley is on trial for allegedly shooting Conte on April 26, 2015.

Conte’s friend and Conte had worked together, and the friend was Conte the night he was killed at the Takoma Station Club.

When the witness left the club, he walked down heard a shooting. After the shooting stopped, he approached the car and saw Conte and another person suffering from a gunshot wound. The witness then ran back to the club to try and get help, before returning to the car to find Conte unconscious.

The Uber driver that testified earlier, continued his testimony, marking on an aerial photo where he had seen the man with the gun in the street.


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