Jurors tour Martha Childress shooting scene in Five Points

Jurors tour Martha Childress shooting scene in Five Points

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Jurors toured parts of the Five Points area where Martha Childress, the paralyzed 19-year-old University of South Carolina student, was shot in an accidental shooting two years ago.

The tour was part of the trial against Michael Juan Smith, who is accused of firing the shot that hit Childress, then a freshman at USC. Smith is facing six state charges including attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

Jurors returned to the Richland County Courthouse around 11 a.m. and resumed testimony with a Columbia police officer who responded to the scene and stopped Smith.

On Tuesday, Childress took the stand and described the moment she was shot.

"So we had just put our names down for the cab and we were standing around when all of a sudden, I heard this really loud noise -- I'm really not sure what it was -- and I just fell to the ground," Childress said. "I wasn't sure why I had fallen. I thought I had tripped over something, but immediately I couldn't feel my legs at all."

The trial continues throughout the day.

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