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Testimony in Johnson murder trial begins

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -The father of murder victim Brandon Todd from Carrollton was the first witness to take the stand in the trial of the Albany teenager charged in his death.

Prosecutors told the jury that 18-year old Lyndon Johnson knocked on Todd's motel room door in a robbery attempt that led to Todd's death.

Todd's father said Brandon was staying the night in Albany for a job promotion interview at Georgia Power.

Defense lawyers told the jury that 17-year old Jimmy Teemer led the robbery. He was killed in a shootout with Todd.

Prosecutors say Todd fired a nine millimeter pistol six times, hitting Teemer four times.

Teemer fired a 22-caliber pistol once, hitting Todd in the chest.

Prosecutors say Johnson ran, leaving his friend.

Defense lawyers say Johnson had no idea the robbery would lead to murder.

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