Trial in Hollman shooting continues today

01/27/2010 6:25 AM by

The trail of Eric Driver in last April’s shooting of Jamall Holman began yesterday and continues again today:

“Eric Driver armed himself because he was angry, he armed himself because his girlfriend’s car had been broken into previously that day, and he had had enough,” prosecutor Thomas L. Johnson Jr. said in his opening statement yesterday on opening day of the two-day trial.

But Driver’s attorney, John W. Luxton, said Driver was afraid for his safety and that of his girlfriend when he encountered Holman wearing a black mask and reaching into a bag for a dark-colored item.

“He thought he was going to die,” Luxton said of his client. “He really thought reasonably that he was in grave danger.”

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