2nd Day Of Testimony In Maslamani Trial
A man who was allegedly forced from his car at gun point testified Wednesday in the second day of the murder trial of Ihab Maslamani.
Dave Hassroune told jurors the man who attempted to carjack his red Honda Civic had tattoos on each finger and wore a wig and sun glasses.
Maslamani was arrested shortly after Hassroune called police to report a carjacking.
“When I turned, to the left, to get out of my car… there is a gun in my face,” Hassroune said. “I freaked [out] for a second, and the owner of the gin told me to get out of the car and start running.” he said.
The second day of testimony will see about a dozen witnesses take the stand in Macomb County, a day after Maslamani’s defense attorney dropped what he admitted to be a bombshell in front of the jury.
Attorney Jospeh Kosmala admitted his client robbed a bank and carjacked 21-year old Matthew Landry last summer, but said he didn’t kill him.
Kosmala said Landry had crossed paths with Maslamani and co-defendant Robert Taylor, and they were horsing around in the parking lot of a subshop in Eastpointe where prosecutors claim Landry was kidnapped.
Authorities said Landry was held for four days last summer in a vacant Detroit house before he was shot in the head.
Taylor, 17, also is charged in the August 2009 abduction. His trial is expected to start later this year.
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