29 Oct Trial begins for one of five people charged with Durham man’s 2016 murder – N & O
BY TAMMY GRUBB
An Orange County prosecutor told jurors they will hear “a roadmap of evidence” over the next week about a Durham man accused of first-degree murder in a 2016 shooting death.
Andre Lamar Dixon, 24, is one of five men charged with murder in the Jan. 18, 2016, death of Tevin Kendrick, 22, of Buxton Street in Durham. Dixon could face life in prison if the jury convicts him of first-degree murder.
Defense attorney Amos Tyndall had few questions for the expert witnesses who testified Monday for the prosecution.
However, Tyndall noted in his opening argument that witnesses are critical to the prosecutor’s case. Other witnesses against Dixon, including his co-defendants, have changed their stories, he said, and investigators have not asked why, because the witnesses confirmed what law enforcement believed.
“Without these people, the state cannot prove its case,” Tyndall said.