Witness testifies against Nashid Porter in court
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Accused murderer Nashid Porter was back in court today. This time to hear from a witness who says she saw him kill Brian Grant.
Porter sat quiet Monday, only talking with his attorney as a witness took the stand. We are not naming the witness for her safety.
Porter is accused of killing one witness in this case and another died of natural causes. Prosecutors said they wanted to get her testimony on tape to be on the safe side. The witness said today she saw Nashid Porter the morning of Grant’s murder go over to the victim’s house and wait for him to get home.
She said when Grant came back home Porter knocked on his door. She then heard more than one gunshot and ran outside to find Grant dead. The witness cried as she described finding out Grant had died.
She told a packed courtroom today there was no doubt in her mind Porter killed Grant. She also said she was afraid to testify because of threats against her. The defense tried to make the argument that the witness was unreliable because of previous run in’s with the law. She denied most of those claims.
After the witness was done Porters attorney asked to be removed as his attorney because the two could not work together. His attorney called him delusional. The district attorney called the whole thing a delay tactic.