Donald Anthony trial moves onto opening statements and witness testimony
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - During day two of the Donald Anthony murder trial, opening statements were made and the first witnesses took the stand.
The prosecution took the floor first for opening statements, laying out a timeline of the events of February 15th when Said Farah was found dead as a result of a stabbing.
They presented their case as only being concerned with the time period of 5:50 to 5:57 on the morning of the 15th. Just seven minutes are in question by the prosecution.
Now, where both sides agree is that Anthony was at the apartment building on February 15th with a woman he was in a relationship with at that time.
The defense said the incident in question is a case of self-defense on the part of Anthony. Anthony’s defense attorney also said during his opening statement, that the altercation started when the pair attempted to go to an apartment inside the building on the 300 block of South Pine.
That’s when the pair encountered Said Farah, according to the defense, and while there, Farah was saying strange things, which Anthony’s defense said seemed like threats to him at that time. As a result of that, an altercation ensued.
Opening statements finished up relatively quickly then it was on to witness testimony.
One witness was staying with a tenant of the building at the time of Farah’s death in February and said she had known Farah prior to his death.
She even said she saw him the night before his death and stated he seemed off and not like himself that night.
A total of 12 witnesses took the stand Tuesday, including members of law enforcement and Donald Anthony’s mother.
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