TUSCUMBIA — Jurors in Brian Martin’s murder trial heard an audio recording this morning of the 911 call immediately after Donice “BooBoo” Scott was shot and later heard an audio cellphone recording of the actual shooting.
The recording was from Martin’s cellphone.
Martin is accused of shooting his father, Scott, on May 11, 2011, after an altercation at Scott’s Tuscumbia residence.
During the cellphone recording, Martin and Scott could be heard arguing about money that Martin said Scott owed him.
At one point Martin is heard saying “oh, oh, get that out of me.”
During questioning by Colbert District Attorney Bryce Graham, Tuscumbia police investigator Stuart Setliff said he interviewed Martin, who told him his father pulled a sword during their confrontation. The gun Martin had in his possession became “racked” into the chamber.
In the cellphone recording, Martin yelled “you better let me go” and Scott responded “shoot me.”
The two made those statements back and forth several times before the gun went off.
Setliff also testified he did not see any holes in Martin’s shirt or other indication of a puncture. There also was no sign of injury on Martin.
Setliff also said the sword was found close to the front door, about 20 feet from Scott’s body. In addition, he said it takes 18 pounds of pressure to rack the gun, which is a Glock 23.
During cross-examination by defense attorney Billy Underwood, Setliff said he did not take into evidence a T-shirt that Martin was wearing under his shirt the night of the shooting.
Setliff also said Scott’s body was rolled over, away from the direction of the sword, during efforts to resuscitate him.
The investigator said it takes 5.9 pounds of pressure to pull the trigger of the gun.
Testimony resumes this afternoon in Presiding Colbert Circuit Court Judge Hal Hughston’s courtroom.