A once convicted murderer was on trial again Monday. John Wesley Morris is facing multiple charges in the shooting of his girlfriend in March of 2011.
The woman shot at point
blank range testified against Morris.
A lot of the questioning Monday centered on issues with Morris leaving the scene, his prior record and if a gun can go off accidentally.
In addition, the woman shot at point blank range testified against Morris. The victim says Morris
pinned her on a bed before pressing the gun to her neck and firing back in
March of 2011. Morris says the shooting was accidental.
He is facing three felony charges including aggravated malicious wounding.
At a preliminary hearing, the victim testified that Morris pinned her on a bed before pressing the gun to her neck and firing.
Morris is no stranger to the law. He was sentenced to 46 years in prison after he was convicted on charges connected to the 1984 double homicide at the Hardee's on Pantops. Morris was released on parole in January 2008.
Morris' trial is slated to go for four days. More police officers and a firearms expert are expected to testify.