MIAMI (WSVN) - A surveillance video may hold key evidence which may prove the innocence of a man accused in the murder of a Miami pastor.
The last moments of pastor Kenneth Johnson can be seen in a surveillance video taken July 10, 2014. “The state is going to go to trial saying he’s the shooter, that Tyreke Desire is the shooter,” said Desire’s defense attorney Yehuda Bruck. “He wasn’t there.”
Johnson can be seen walking out of a convenience store located of Northwest 62nd Street and 13th Avenue. The video also shows Johnson being attacked and shot by two men, before collapsing and the two men fleeing.
Desire and Larry Flowers were charged for Johnson’s murder. “The video clearly shows that he was not the shooter, and there is one of these people that committed this crime that is still at large,” Bruck said.
Police said Johnson fought for his life and managed to take down one of the suspects.
The video is coming into question now because the trial is tentatively scheduled for July 11, and Bruck said that police have the wrong man.
“We’re lucky in this case that there’s a video which shows the two men and what they’re wearing, and the one that the state is claiming is my client is wearing camouflage shorts, and then he’s caught moments later, my client, wearing totally different clothes, nowhere near his home,” Bruck said, “so the idea that he magically changed his sneakers and shorts is frankly ridiculous.”
Desire is charged with first-degree murder. “He was a teenager when he was arrested,” Bruck said. “If he were convicted of this crime, he would be in prison for the rest of his life.”
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