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March 11, 2014

Teen charged with murder bound over for trial



Napoleon then pulled out a gun and she remembered him pointing it at her friend and he put his hands in the air and backed away saying something like “Woah, bro,” the teen said. Then Napoleon pointed the gun at Matlock’s chest and shot him at nearly point-blank range, she said.

Matlock fell to the ground and she took off running into the house as others at the party ran away as well. Napoleon and his friends also took off, she said. She stayed in the house for a minute or two.

“I didn’t want to think he was in the middle of the street bleeding,” the teen said.

Eventually she went back out to Matlock and they started checking his pulse and someone took off their shirt to put pressure on the wound. A girl had called 911 and when the ambulance and police got there, they took over caring for Matlock and began investigating the incident.

During cross examination, the teen said she never heard Napoleon speak. She only heard her friend tell him to step to the street if he was going to talk smack.

When asked if Matlock had half of a glass bottle in his hand, or any kind of weapon, the teen said no.

“I’m 100 percent sure there was no bottle in Alex’s hand,” she said.

At the time of the incident, she was standing closest to Matlock and her other friend was standing behind them about 5 to 6 feet, she said. People from the party had gathered behind her a few feet as well, she said, but she was closest to her friends.

The teen testified it looked like the gun barrel was touching Matlock’s chest, or very close to it, when he was shot.

After the teen’s testimony, Assistant District Attorney Kim Conyers submitted the Medical Examiner’s report as the only piece of evidence. The report stated the probable cause of Matlock’s death was a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death was homicide.

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