Trial continues for two accused in 15-year-old's killing

Published: May. 7, 2008 at 10:56 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Brian Wright
Brian Wright

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Wednesday we got firsthand accounts of what happened the night 15-year-old Brian Wright was killed at a Richland County Waffle House.

After Wednesday's testimony, Wright's family has no doubt about what happened that night.

"Each and every one of them have testified they was out there shooting, or people have or witnessed they was shooting. And we don't know who killed my brother. I believe if they was out there shooting, they need to pay for their consequences," says Stephanie Pressley.

Witness after witness after witness. People who saw firsthand the fight that escalated to gunshots that killed Brian Wright.

They all described the wild west-style shootout and identified Eugene Patterson and Tyson Boone as two of the shooters.

Testimony from the fourth person charged in this case, for supplying defendant Tyson Boone with a gun says that Boone shot towards the direction of the fight multiple times.

"They didn't care who was out there or what. They only cared about themselves," says William Wright, Brian's father.

A family still trying to determine what really happened that night, taken back emotionally after a paramedic described what he did that night to save Brian.

"He saw that he was dead but did something, made me feel good that he just tried," says William.

They had to go to the Waffle House that night and identify Brian's body.

"It's hard to identify your son with a bullet hole in his head," says William.

They say even though one bullet hit Brian, both defendants should be held responsible for his death. Saying both defendants could have hurt a lot more people.

"I'm thinking about all the other parents too. Not only me standing here, they could have been standing there along side me. Bullets could have got anybody," says William.

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