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The judge has dismissed court for the day. The trial will resume 9 a.m. Saturday.
Ron Dixon, Sade Dixon's stepfather, is the next witness.
He described the events that happened during the shooting on Dec. 13.
The defense asked Dixon if he was aware that his daughter had a gun in the house. He said he did not know.
Defense attorney Terry Lenamon asked about bad blood over the age difference between Sade Dixon and Loyd.
Stephanie: "I called him a 40-year-old (expletive)."
Lenamon: "Anything else?"
Stephanie: "A pedophile."
Lenamon: "So you called your daughter's boyfriend a 40-year-old pedophile (expletive)."
Stephanie: "Yes, I did."
Dixon-Daniels is dismissed. Dominique Daniels is the next witness.
Daniels was asked about the events that happened during the shooting on Dec. 13.
Stephanie Dixon-Daniels, the mother of Sade Dixon, is the next witness.
Dixon-Daniels was asked about the guns that were in the house at the time of the shooting, including a 9 mm pistol and a shotgun.
Dixon-Daniels described what she saw after opening the door:
"As I'm speaking to my mom on the phone, I hear 'Pow! Pow, pow, pow!" Dixon-Daniels said.
"I saw my daughter on my right-hand side, laying, bleeding to death. And I saw my son on the left," Dixon-Daniels said.
"I kept yelling, "My baby! My baby! My baby! Ron! Ron! Ron!" Dixon-Daniels said.
Ridgway asked how many shots she heard.
"I heard three to four shots," Dixon-Daniels said.
"Sade wasn't responding at all. That's when I checked her pulse," Dixon Daniels said.
The witness was excused shortly afterward, and Judge Leticia Marques then excused the court for lunch. She briefly spoke with certain jury members before taking a break.
Marques spoke with a jury member who handed her a note about one of the other jurors, claiming the juror in question "deliberately lied" about her job.
Marques thanked the juror and excused her for lunch. Marques filed the note. The judge asked the attorneys to think about it over lunch.
"Have a good lunch. Court is in recess," Marques said.
The analyst talked about the shell casings, projectile fragments and blood found at the scene.
The analyst described finding Wind .40 caliber S&W cartridge casings at the scene.
The defense then cross-examined the analyst.
"Correct," the analyst replied.
"I saw the house and there were the bodies of two people who had been injured," Magura said. "I saw that she (Sade) had been injured and I tried to care for her."
Markeith Loyd sat in court with his lawyers as the judge took her seat. About three minutes into the trial, Judge Leticia Marques ordered to clear the courtroom to conduct an in-camera proceeding with the defense.
Ridgway closed with this statement: "The evidence in this case is going to show you Markeith Loyd was determined to kill Sade Dixon. He did kill her and her unborn child."
After they were sworn in Thursday afternoon, the jury members were taken to a hotel, where they will be sequestered through the end of the trial.
- Seating a jury in the case was difficult as Thursday marked day nine of jury selection. The biggest challenge was finding people who believe they can sit on a jury and assume Loyd is innocent until proven guilty, because the case is so well-known.
- Potential jurors were screened thoroughly. Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said the jury make-up won't make a difference when it comes time to deliver a verdict.
- Many were questioned on their stance on abortion since Dixon was pregnant when she was killed, as well as their previous interactions with police and their opinions of the court system.
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