Mother and father of Ne'Riah Miller testify against 3 men charged with murder
The trial for three men accused of murdering a 16-month-old girl continued for a second day Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was an emotional day in court Wednesday as Cierra Twyman described the day her daughter Ne'Riah Miller was killed.
Twyman was also shot back in August of 2014. Duwan Mason, William McLemore, and Demarkus Tramber are facing several charges including murder for the shooting.
Ne'Riah Miller was shot and killed in Twyman's arms on the porch of her home. With tears streaming down her face Wednesday, Twyman says she felt "paralyzed," after the shooting, unable to help her wounded baby girl.
"It didn't look like she was breathing," Twyman said on the stand. "At the time ... she knew she was gone. I didn't."
Two other men, Michael Dunn Junior and Trey Anderson, took plea deals for lesser charges and will testify against the other defendants. During opening statements Wednesday morning, all three defense attorneys raised questions about the credibility of those men, saying their testimony can't be trusted.
Ne'Riah's father and uncle also testified Wednesday along with a neighbor, responding officer, EMT and the medical examiner.
Earnest Miller, Ne'Riah's father, says the shooter came running up to the steps of the porch at their 37th Street home in the Shawnee neighborhood.
"I was just making eye contact, and after that, he just shook his head and turned to the left and pulled out the gun and started shooting," he said.
The trial is expected to last several days.
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