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Trial begins for one of five people charged with Durham man’s 2016 murder – N & O

Trial begins for one of five people charged with Durham man’s 2016 murder – N & O


BY TAMMY GRUBB

HILLSBOROUGH
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.

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Amos Tyndall
Amos Tyndall
atyndall@ptwfirm.com

Amos Tyndall is a criminal trial lawyer, who represents people accused of serious crimes in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina. He has successfully defended people against a wide range of charges, including vehicular homicides, white collar offenses, and first-degree murder. Amos has taught trial practice with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and been listed in ©The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.