Orange Grove Murder Trial Continues

Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:30 PM
by Stephanie Kusy - skusy@kristv.com

ALICE - Potentially damaging testimony was heard Tuesday in the murder trial of Emilio Perales. He's charged with fatally stabbing 19-year-old Jose Martinez at a party in Orange Grove back in August 2010.

A former classmate of Jose Martinez took the stand Tuesday morning. 19-year-old Cody Hernandez was at the party on the night of the fatal stabbing.

He described Martinez to the jurors as someone who "was friends with everybody. He was really liked in Orange Grove."

Hernandez told jurors he didn't see who stabbed Martinez. He said he left when he heard people screaming and panicking. Hernandez says when he started his truck though, Hernandez said the defendant jumped in the back seat and told him to drive off.

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