Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Let the finger-pointing begin
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Defendant blames friend for Quiznos murder
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
Murder defendant John William McBurnett wept briefly Monday, telling jurors he was out of his element and terrified three years ago as he watched a group of friends beat up a Quiznos employee and then shoot him outside the North Side sandwich shop.
“I didn't think anything was going to happen,” he said of getting into a Ford Bronco with four friends that night to meet the employee, Nathan Ramirez, 20. “All I knew was ‘Clay' (co-defendant James Clayton Kelly) was going to meet with the guy and get his clothes. That's it.”
Prosecutors, however, have said McBurnett, 22, was the triggerman during the June 9, 2007, altercation.
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