PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of a teenager accused of shooting a pregnant girl, killing her unborn baby.
Both the shooting victim and her mother took the stand recalling the night of the shooting. Eric Taylor is being tried as an adult in this case.READ MORE: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Sold Out This Weekend
The testimony was emotional, especially when the defense cross-examined the victim and the prosecutor showed the jury pictures of where a gunshot hit the fetus.
It began with a knock at the door in the middle of the night on Friendship Street in Duquesne back in May of 2014. DaRae Delgado, who 15 at the time and was seven months pregnant, opened the door and there was gunfire.
Her mother took the stand recalling what she told news reporters just after the shooting.
“Within seconds, I heard four gunshots. I ran down the steps and my daughter was lying on her side bleeding everywhere over my living room,” said Deanna Weems in 2014.
The medical examiner testified the fetus died of a gunshot wound that went through the body. The jury saw pictures of the wounds to the fetus.READ MORE: Small Plane Makes Landing In Field In Clarion County
Earlier, Delgado continued her testimony from the day before that she only saw spark after spark of gunfire when she opened the door.
But, this time, she was cross-examined by the defense, implying she was sure someone other than Eric Taylor was the gunman.
“When you were shown the photos, you pointed to someone else and said, ‘That’s him. That’s the one that shot me.’ Didn’t you?” said defense attorney Chris Conrad.
“No, I never said that,” she replied.MORE NEWS: Free Dental Care Clinic Being Held At The David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Her mother testified that during some of her interviews with police she was hospitalized and not fully focused. The defense though raised a question about fear.