Prosecution questions testimony of murder defendant’s ex

The validity of the testimony of the ex-girlfriend of alleged shooter Davon Peyton was questioned Feb. 8.

Peyton, 27, is charged with the 2015 shooting death of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison.

Even though the ex-girlfriend testified that she never saw Peyton grab his gun on the night of the homicide, the prosecution presented video clips from the Metropolitan Police Department that showed the ex-girlfriend telling police that Peyton grabbed his gun after seeing someone at the window.

The ex-girlfriend also signed a police report where she stated that she “witnessed Peyton shoot Harrison.”

Peyton’s attorney, Matthew Davies, emphasized that the ex-girlfriend also said Peyton “didn’t mean to” shoot Harrison and that the shooting was an accident. He claimed the prosecution was trying to impeach the ex-girlfriend’s testimony.

As the ex-girlfriend recalled the night, she said Harrison called “four to five” times, but Peyton didn’t answer because he thought Harrison tried to steal from him the week before.

She also said she was nervous to be at the trial and wouldn’t have showed if she hadn’t been subpoenaed. The ex-girlfriend said her relationship with Peyton had been rocky.

The trial is expected to continue on Feb. 12.


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