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Jurors in alleged road rage murder viewing interview tapes with suspect

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The murder trial for Donald Hayes, the downtown hot dog vendor charged with murder in an alleged road rage incident two years ago, continued Tuesday.

Late in the afternoon, the jurors listened to two 911 calls made the day of the shooting.

The first call came in at 11:32 a.m. from a female employee at CT Haircutters where Wilson's car rolled into parked cars after he was shot.

"He's barely conscious, and barely breathing," she said.  

"He is conscious?" asked the operator.

"Yes," answered the female employee.

"You say he's breathing?" asked the operator.

"Yes. Barely, they said," the female employee said.

Then the phone switches hands and a male employee speaks to the operator.

"He's bleeding," the male employee said.

"Bleeding from where?" asked the operator.

"From his mouth and his nose," the male employee said.

"Is there any serious bleeding?" asked the operator.

"Yes," answered the male employee.

In the court room, Wilson's family became emotional listening to the 911 call.

Then the prosecution played the second 911 call that came in 11 minutes later, made by Donald Hayes.

"What's your emergency?" asked the operator.

"Well, I'm not really sure. I've fired my gun at someone, and I don't know if I hit them," Hayes said.

Hayes was then asked to explain what prompted him to fire his gun.

"Well, the guy took a bat and broke the window of my car, and he was sitting in his car. So when he broke the window, I fired my shot, and he took off," Hayes said.

Before jurors heard both 911 calls, they finished watching the video of Donald Hayes' interview with police after Danny Wilson was fatally shot in July of 2014. 

The video of Hayes' statement to the police on the day of the shooting is more than four hours long. 

After giving his statement to police, claiming self defense, Hayes showed surprise when the detective told him he was being arrested.

The prosecution rested Tuesday. The defense will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


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