One Witness Testifies During Murder Trial 

One witness testified during the third day of a murder trial at the DC Superior Court. 

Robert Dean, 63, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 38-year-old Tamiya White with a screwdriver on March 31, 2018.

The prosecution admitted the alleged murder weapon into evidence.

During his opening arguments, defense attorney Anthony Matthews agued that DNA swabs of the screwdriver suggest it belonged to the victim, D.C. Witness previously reported.

Matthews plans to have an expert witnesses testify regarding the DNA.

During the Oct. 28 proceedings, a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer who responded to the scene testified that his partner saw White take her last breath and they both thought she was dead prior to being transported to the hospital. 

According to court documents, White was pronounced dead at approximately 5:28 p.m.

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