The state called Kevin’s younger brother to the stand. Under oath, Christopher Cooney detailed what he and his mother talked about on the phone just minutes after the shooting.
“I was trying to ask the questions like ‘where is he hit, what the hell happened,’ and -- I couldn’t get a response from her,” he said.
Christopher testified that before trial began, his mother told him exactly what happened right before the shooting.
According to Christopher, the loaded .357 was always kept on the living room floor for home protection. He said his mother told him she believed Kevin was going for the gun so she grabbed it first and ran for the door and that’s when Kevin pried it from her.
“The next thing she knew was bang, and Kevin went down,” said Christopher. He testified that his mother told him she did not point the gun at Kevin and she did not pull the trigger that morning.