Suspect admits lying to the court in the trial of the 2018 murder of Columbus rapper
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - On day 8 in the trial of the murder of a Columbus aspiring rapper, the state’s star witness stated that everything he’s said on stand has been a lie.
Just to reiterate — Spencer has admitted to Defense Attorney Stacey Jackson that EVERYTHING he said last week about the other four suspects was NOT true.— Ahniaelyah Spraggs (@SpraggsTV) March 30, 2022
In court, Eric Spencer told acting District Attorney Sheneka Terry that the other four suspects were not with him on April 6, 2018 - the night the victim, Branden Denson, was shot and killed outside of a Pizza Hut on Buena Vista Road.
On March 21, 2022, Spencer pleaded guilty to the following felony convictions: armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is still required to testify and is banished from Muscogee Co. - with the exception of court appearances.
Defense stated Eric admitted there was a scheme to purchase marijuana using counterfeit money - which resulted in the murder of Denson.
According to Acting Muscogee County District Attorney Sheneka Terry, Spencer was not the person who shot and killed Denson. However, back in 2018, a Columbus Police Department detective testified that police found Spencer’s fingerprints on the driver’s side back door of the victim’s car.
Our Ahniaelyah Spraggs is covering this case. Stay with us as we provide live tweets from the courtroom.
Spencer just said that he wanted to testify under oath that what he said about the other four suspects was not true— Ahniaelyah Spraggs (@SpraggsTV) March 30, 2022
Eric Spencer is currently on the stand. A recording of a jail call Spencer made about a week ago is being played in court.— Ahniaelyah Spraggs (@SpraggsTV) March 30, 2022
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