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Witnesses detail fatal fight in the Anding murder trial


Witnesses took the stand to provide new details about what happened in the fight that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Marcellus Andrews.


20-year-old Paris Anding is charged with second degree murder in the August 2011 death of Marcellus Andrews.

There were nearly 10 people involved in the deadly fight. On Thursday the jury heard from more of the people involved with the fight and one of the paramedics who first arrived on the scene.

According to testimony, the fight started as an argument between two ex-lovers and developed into multiple fights that night.

Riccondus Martin, cousin of Paris Anding, said he heard yelling on Cottage Street in Waterloo and ran over there. That's when he saw Andrews laying on the ground.

"I told them he was going to die. She came back over there, Kedia did. She flipped him over and his eyes just rolled in the back of his head," Martin said.

Defense attorneys admit it was Anding who delivered the fatal blow to Andrews using a baseball bat, but they say Anding was defending his aunt. They say Andrews was approaching Anding's aunt with something in his hand and that's when Anding acted.


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