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Perquondis Holmes murder trial continues

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The murder trial for 25-year-old Perquondis Holmes continues this week. Several witness accounts and pieces of evidence were introduced in court today. One of which was Waterloo police investigator Jeff Tyler, and his interview with Dae'Quan Campbell's uncle David Sailor, who also witnessed the shooting.

Holmes was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Dae'Quan Campbell nearly a year ago. 

Campbell was shot and killed on Nov. 14, 2013, in the 1200 block of Langley Road in Waterloo. 

Following the conviction, Holmes objected, saying Facebook pictures introduced as part of the prosecution's case showed gang affiliation. A judge granted him a re-trial. 

Black Hawk County Attorney Brian Williams showed the jury an hour long video of the police questioning. The video showed Investigator Jeff Tyler interviewing Dae'Quan Campbell's uncle David Sailor, who also witnessed the shooting. The interview happened only a few hours after the shooting.

 Sailor was asked multiple times to tell police who shot his nephew. Sailor, refusing to say anything, repeatedly saying, "I don't want to be here right now." 

Video shows Sailor pacing back and forth, at times crying out. After refusing to cooperate, Sailor later asks to leave the station. 

Investigator Tyler's says Sailor came back to the station later that week to speak with him. 

Trial is scheduled to continue on Tuesday. 

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