Man accused of robbing strip mall casino on trial


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The surveillance video is dramatic.

Masked men stormed the Allied Veterans strip mall casino and shots were fired during an attempted robbery April 19, 2011.

A customer that morning, Tretisha Adams, testified Thursday at Shawn Richardson's second-degree murder trial in Seminole County.

"I was wondering what should I do with my wallet, they looked like they were going to rob the place," Adams said.

Prosecutors said Richardson was the getaway driver on April 19, 2011.

His two alleged accomplices, D'Angelo Pugh and Gary Bryant, opened fire in the Altamonte Springs Internet café.

But a security guard fired back, hitting Bryant and killing him.

Since Richardson was alleged to have committed a felony with him, it would make the 34-year-old liable for the murder.

In court Thursday, the defendant sat with his lawyers listening to state witnesses who testified about DNA and ballistics.

"Three more shots came into the building and we heard the screech of the car driving off," Adams said.

Prosecutors said Richardson fired those shots into the building as the trio made their getaway.

The defense team said the evidence against their client, putting him at the scene as the getaway driver, is merely circumstantial.