Clifton Johnson’s Defense Attorney Harry Tun told the court his client carried a gun the night Dwayne Grandson was killed because he was afraid of getting robbed.
In court Wednesday, Tun argued that someone broke into his client’s home before and that’s why he carried a gun and suggested the same fear led him to kill Grandson.
The government and defense spent a prolonged amount of time speaking to the judge about what they would present to the jury. The information shared with the judge was not disclosed.
During trial, the government brought forth Stephanie Williams to testify. Williams, a forensic scientist at a crime unit, told the court that she examined a handgun as well as a magazine that were in Johnson’ possession at the time of the shooting. After her examination, she found no cartridges in the gun.
Johnson was arrested in connection with Grandson’s murder and charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is being held without bond and his trial resumes Thursday.