Jury hears from eyewitnesses in 2019 Darrell Russ murder
Two witnesses this week explained to a Barnstable Superior Court jury the times main up to Oct. 16, 2019 slaying of Darrell Russ at AQ Vehicle on Yarmouth Street.
Authorities allege that William Hayes, 42, of Falmouth, shot Russ three situations in the car maintenance store pursuing an argument.
Jarran Watkins, owner of the adjacent Massive Boy Rental, a auto detailer and auto rental store, was taking in breakfast about 11 a.m. when Russ and a further man, later recognized as Aquil Pryor, arrived at Significant Boy which shares the constructing at 362 Yarmouth Highway with AQ Auto.
He remembered the demeanor of the men as relaxed but fired up, as they had been talking about a live performance they and other buddies were all preparing on attending that Saturday at Foxwoods.
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Russ and Hayes were being both of those mates with Watkins for many many years, Watkins told the jury.
Watkins also explained Russ had brought a bottle of Patron with him and had a person to two shots of liquor even though in the Big Boy office.
Russ and Pryor remaining right after about 30 or 40 minutes and planned on conversing to Hayes, Watkins said.
Watkins remembered hearing a “confrontation” from Hayes’ store upcoming door.
According to testimony before in the demo, Russ experienced questioned Robert Rooney, services adviser, at Hayes’ vehicle shop, for a quotation for get the job done on his vehicle. Disappointed around the rate, Russ punched Rooney in the face.
“There was a large amount of yelling, but it was muffed and I could not explain to just where it was coming from but Hayes’ business office,” Watkins said.
From the windows of Large Boy Rentals, Watkins mentioned he saw Russ and Hayes arguing in the front parking whole lot. had moved outside. Watkins also noticed Rooney getting into his motor vehicle in the parking large amount.
Watkins still left Massive Boy Rentals, and together with building manager Sherman Anderson tried to split up the argument. Watkins mentioned Hayes informed Russ he “failed to want any problems” and would simply call the police if Russ failed to depart.
“Darrell was upset, and Will appeared nervous,” Watkins reported. “We were being just indicating, you know, this is a organization, Will was saying he did not want any trouble.”
Russ and Pryor then went all over to the side parking ton where Watkins shed sight of them.
About 20-30 minutes later, Watkins heard an additional commotion from the path of Hayes’ business, indicating it sounded like chairs were remaining thrown.
‘There was banging and tousling and yelling, and then I observed Darrell arrive running out of Will’s business office in direction of the road,” he stated.
He explained he observed Russ operate into Yarmouth Street before collapsing on the ground.
Anderson gave jurors a related account of the situations.
Fifteen minutes after the preliminary confrontation, he mentioned he saw Russ reenter through the side of the constructing. Russ mentioned he wished to discuss to Hayes.
The following factor Anderson recalled was Russ running out the entrance entrance.
“There ended up cars in the highway, everyone’s outside the house, I went outside the house toward Darrell and saw that he was bleeding,” Anderson said. “There have been a bunch of people in excess of him, I went inside of to the widespread place then out entrance to discuss to the police.”
Anderson then went to the building’s typical space exactly where Pryor gave him a box that a state police officer testified contained many plastic bags that contains a white powder.
Anderson, who mentioned he didn’t look into the box, stowed it away in the ceiling of his next-floor workplace. Anderson’s testimony was provided underneath immunity from potential felony costs in connection with the box’s contents.
Peter Bengtson, a Massachusetts Condition Police trooper and criminal offense scene supervisor who assisted in photographing and positioning identification placards on opportunity evidence at the crime scene, claimed he retrieved and photographed the box.
Two other witnesses, Elena Easton and Stacy Lachapelle of New Bedford, driving as a result of the space saw Russ collapse in the middle of Yarmouth Highway.
The two arrived down to the Cape to visit a pal who lived in Hyannis, they explained to the jury on Thursday, and were heading again to the freeway when Easton claimed she read a loud bang from the developing at 362 Yarmouth Street.
Lachapelle also testified to hearing this bang, but claimed she also saw the glass door to 362 Yarmouth Highway shatter as Russ ran out of the building.
“He was hoping to operate out of the developing,” she reported. “He was staggering, managing absent and striving to get out to the street.”
She reported she also saw a “dark, tall slimmish dude carrying all black” exit the creating right after Russ, “swinging anything in his appropriate hand.”
‘There was anything black in his palms but I couldn’t make out what the item was,” Lachapelle mentioned.
Both gals bought out of the car. Lachapelle started to place force on a wound she reported she observed on Russ’ neck. Easton took a video of the scene, which the jury considered.
“A lot of chaos was heading on, there have been a large amount of adult males around him but I did not realize any of the guys,” Easton explained.
“There was so much blood it was just squirting out of him,” Lachapelle reported. “A nurse came around and requested if I wanted enable.”
That nurse, Jessica Turr, a certified nursing assistant at the time of the taking pictures, testified on Wednesday.
Vicki Yefko, a firefighter paramedic who responded to the capturing, described Russ’ injuries: puncture wounds on his neck and the left aspect of his torso and again as well as an abrasion on his remaining thigh higher than the knee.
“We rode to the medical center and ongoing support, we gave him a upper body seal and trauma dressing and an IV for fluids,” she reported. “He became pulseless on the experience and we began CPR, but he did not get back his pulse in the ambulance.”