Updated 03/08/2012 02:31 PM
Prosecution rests in Evans trial
Prosecutors rest their case in the trial of a man accused of killing an infant in Syracuse. Saquan Evans, 22, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 20-month-old Rashad Walker, Jr. in November 2010. Our Kat De Maria has the latest.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It's now the defense's turn in the murder trial of a Syracuse man. Prosecutors rested their case Thursday morning in the trial of Saquan Evans. Evans is accused of killing 20-month-old Rashad Walker, Jr. by firing shots intended for the toddler's father on Coolidge Avenue in November 2010.
Seven witnesses testified Thursday morning, including the officer who arrested Evans. He told the court that when he described the shooting, Evans said ‘you're funny,’ and laughed. The officer said Evans later told him that he wasn't at the scene of shooting when confronted with tracking information from his ankle monitoring bracelet.
Another witness testified that one of Evans' fingerprints was found on the vehicle involved in the shooting, while none were found from Carlton Morman. Morman is the man the defense claims is responsible for the shooting. One of Morman's friends also testified that Morman was with him at the time, and video was shown of the two at a convenience store about a half hour before the shooting.
As the defense presents its case, the victim's father, Rashad Walker, Sr. is expected to be called as a witness.