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Trial underway for 2013 murder

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - A trial is underway for a man accused of shooting two men in broad daylight.

Antonio Hutchins of Waterloo is charged with first degree murder in the death of Cederick Matlock.

Hutchins allegedly shot Matlock and one other man outside of a Kum & Go convenience store on Franklin Street in June of 2013.

Matlock later died. 

Hutchins is claiming self defense.

Testimony began this morning from witnesses who worked near the crime scene, prosecutors showed surveillance video from nearby security cameras for the first time ever.

The shooting happened on a warm summer day in June of 2013.

Bikes laid askew on the street - bikes of the two people shot - 19-year-old William Burt, and 33-year-old Cedric Matlock.

We talked to Cedricks' uncle the after it happened:

"A guy knocked on the door and says to me, 'Matlock., uh..I think your nephew just got shot around the corner.'"

Matlock's uncle was in disbelief.

"They just took him. Left him laying in the middle of the street like a dog. Who will cry for him? Who will help him?"

Now, a year and a half later, a trial begins.

The shooter - Antonio Hutchins sat silent before a jury, as never-before-seen surveillance video played in front of the courtroom.

It didn't show the shooting, but showed two men on bikes entering and leaving a store across the street.

One of those men, is now dead.

James Matlock's words from that summer remain true today.

"Look out for your kids, look out for your sons and daughters. There's no coming back from this. There's no return. When the street gets you, it leads you to two places, the penitentiary or the graveyard."

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