The prosecution is laying out its case for day one of a Charlottesville murder trial.
It was an emotional day of testimony at Charlottesville Circuit Court in the trial against 26-year-old Jordan Jerome Eaddy, especially from victim Floyd Alston Jr.'s fiancée.
The Culpeper man is facing first-degree murder charges, as well as attempted charges related to robbery and burglary.
The charges stem from a home invasion and fatal shooting on South 1st Street on November 21, 2015. Investigators believe Eaddy killed 31-year-old Alston during a robbery that went wrong.
Monday, November 28, jurors have heard from witnesses and first responders on what they saw the night of the murder.
Alston's fiancée, Tiffany Powell, testified that she was with him and the couple's 3 year-old daughter when two masked men burst into their home with a gun and demanded money.
According to Powell, there was a fight over the gun, and Alston was fatally shot in the chest.
The prosecution says Eaddy was one of those men, and should be found guilty of first-degree murder.
Powell testified back in July that she saw a silver Chrysler drive off with the men after the crime. An Albemarle County police officer later chased down that car and arrested Eaddy along with the driver, Bryan Page. Jurors saw dash cam footage from county police, showing that high-speed chase, as well as arrest.
Page testified in July that he never went inside the home, saying Eaddy and a third man were the ones who broke in. Page had told the court that he saw Eaddy give the third man the gun.
Pierre Gerard Augustine was arrested on October 18, and investigators believe he is the third person involved in Alston’s murder. Augustine is charged with first-degree murder while in the commission of an attempted robbery, first-degree murder while in the commission of a burglary, burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery.
The day wrapped up around 6 p.m. Eaddy’s trial is scheduled to last three days.
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