Testimony began Tuesday in the first degree murder trial of Jeffrey Bruner for the November 1, 2013 shooting of MSSU offensive line coach Derek Moore.
From KOAM's Jordan Aubey's report:
Alexis testified that Jeffrey Bruner texted her while he was at the movie theater, asking what type of clothes her mom, Michelle, was wearing.
Witnesses who were at the theater that night testified that Bruner shot Derek Moore several times. Prosecutors say Moore's lung was bruised by the bullets, his diaphragm was torn, a major artery was broken, and his spinal cord was damaged, leaving him paralyzed while dying. Witnesses say while Moore was not able to move, Bruner kicked him several times.
But Bruner's defense says Bruner felt Moore was reaching for a weapon, and that Bruner shot in self defense. Bruner's defense claims Bruner had no intention of harming anyone. The defense also says Bruner suffered a mental defect, acute stress disorder, from all of his wife's affairs.
Witnesses testified that after Bruner shot Moore, Bruner said, "They posted it all over Facebook. What's a guy supposed to do?"