Witnesses testify in courthouse shooting trial
|Updated: 1/16 8:11 pm
||Published: 1/16 6:16 pm
FOX 23 has learned more about how Andrew Dennehy was acting the day he allegedly opened fire, hitting two people outside of the Tulsa County Courthouse in March of 2012. Dennehy faces multiple charges, including shooting with intent to kill.
Several witnesses took the stand Thursday. They say Dennehy seemed calm as he fired shots into the air. They say he even sat down for a few moments on a bench in the plaza. But they also described the chaos he caused.
One witness said Dennehy ran across Denver Avenue while firing shots and stopped in the plaza. Sheriff's Deputy Steven Culley said he was “scared to death” as he came out of the courthouse doors to see an armed gunman.
The defense also repeatedly asked witnesses about the fact that Dennehy was not wearing any shoes or socks at the time of the shooting. Wednesday the defense said in their opening statement that jurors would hear about Dennehy's mental past.
Jurors also saw courthouse surveillance video of deputies moving in on the gunman in the plaza. In court Dennehy sat stoic throughout the hearing. He barely flinched as each witness gave their testimony.
Testimony resumes Friday morning and is expected to last into the next week.
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