BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A surprise in court Wednesday as the mother of Andrea Kerchner took the stand in her daughter's defense.
Abuse, Kerchner's mother said, caused her daughter to
Andria Kerchner and her boyfriend, Brandon Bradley, are accused of the March 2012
Kerchner's attorney's want her statements tossed out.
Wednesday, an expert witness for her defense team also described her as a woman with a conscience.
That same expert told the court that Kerchner was severely impaired on drugs when she spoke with investigators about the shooting.
"Ms. Kerchner was so impaired that it would not have taken a mental health professional to see how impaired this woman was," said Dr. Alan Waldman, a witness for the defense.
"She appeared to be on something, high or something," Pamela Kerchner said.
"Isn't it clear to you, doctor, that she wanted to talk to the police officers and tell her story?" Jim McMaster, assistant state attorney, said.
"She wanted to tell a story, but it was all over the place," Waldman said.