Murder Defendant Testifies He Was High on Meth
ABILENE, TX – A murder suspect accused of killing his roommate took the stand and told the jury that the killing was self defense on Wednesday in Abilene.
Larry Dewayne White took the stand yesterday in his trial for the murder of his former roommate Kenneth Wayne Williams. The murder happened in April of 2017.
White's testimony started with him telling the jury that he and Williams had both been high on meth. They had then gotten into an argument that led to a physical fight. White said that Williams then grabbed a knife and tried to rob and rape him.
According to KTXS, this is when White said that he took matters into his own hands.
A medical examiner from Tarrant County show pictures and told the jury that he believes Williams had been tied up with something. Officers also told that jury that Williams had been tied up, gagged, and beaten.
White also told the jury that once he realized Williams was dead he immediately started CPR and then went to the neighbor's house to call the police.
While White was on the stand, Taylor County Judge Lee Hamilton dismissed White and ordered a brief recess because Hamilton said that White was being belligerent and not answering the prosecutor's questions.
The murder trial in Abilene continues today.