Cell phone robbery suspect Vaughn Felix testified towards alleged companion Gregory Lewis in Northampton County Court Tuesday.
Felix testified within the homicide, theft and kidnapping trial of Lewis, who is accused along with Felix in a sequence of cellular phone store robberies in Lehigh and Northampton counties. They also are accused of robbing a jewelry store in Wilson Borough.
Assistant District Attorney Patricia Mulqueen formerly informed jurors that Vaughn Felix and Gregory Lewis Jr. Deliberate on kidnapping the worker of a Forks Township Verizon keep, so they may rob the shop after hours with less chance of being interrupted.
But as opposed to entering into the backseat in their car, Michael Davis was fatally shot on the street outdoor his residence, Mulqueen had stated.
Investigators stated Felix become the person who shot and killed Davis. Even though Lewis didn’t pull the trigger, he’s dealing with a 2nd-degree murder charge due to the fact Davis turned into killed at some stage in a kidnapping attempt by using the two guys.
Felix agreed to testify against Lewis in change for prosecutors no longer seeking the loss of life penalty.
Felix said he and Lewis have been concerned in multiple robberies of the cellphone stores and jewelry keep. He stated he lied to police and blamed the robberies and homicide on every other person, Nadir Chandler.
Felix stated he lied to police in 2017 “to defend me and Gregory Lewis.”
“Everything I said that day become a lie,” he said.
Felix said he came ahead on Dec. Four to “make amends. Clean my slate.”
The trial before Northampton County Judge Paula Roscioli is predicted to remaining weeks.
Felix and Lewis are also accused of killing a person and seriously wounding his pregnant sister all through a 2016 home invasion in Reading. Authorities said they were seeking out cash and tablets.