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12/13/06

Another Friend of the Defendants Takes the Stand

Javonte Clark left the stand about 9:30am. Javonte Clark left the stand about 9:30am.

Court was back in session at 9:10am. The prosecution called Javonte Clark to the stand. He is friends with Michael Thorpe, Webster Wilson and Kevin Huckabee.

Clark was with the three defendants, playing video games, before Jennifer Ross was shot. Clark testified he overheard Thorpe talk about the girl who was shot in the park. He said he saw Kevin Huckabee with a gray Ford Taurus.

Other witnesses testified the Taurus was the getaway car used in the robbery and shooting of Jennifer Ross.

Clark also testified police bribed him to talk to them and give them information about the shooting.

Clark's mother, Kathleen Clark, was last on the stand yesterday. She testified she overhead Michael Thorpe brag about shooting Jennifer Ross.

She also disputed Thorpe, Wilson and Huckabee's alibi. The defendants said they were at her house all night, the night Ross was shot. Kathleen Clark testified they were there, but then they left around midnight.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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