Detective cries on stand during testimony in fatal Baytown crash trial

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 7:40 PM

HOUSTON  -- Jurors heard wrenching testimony Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of causing a crash that killed one teen and badly injured another.

 

Shannon Chauncey is charged with murder, evading arrest, tampering with a witness and a parole violation.

A Baytown detective cried on the stand when testifying about what happened. Prosecutors said Chauncey and Jennifer Jenkins were shoplifting last year and took off in a pickup when officers tried to arrest them.

They ended up crashing into a car carrying two teens. The impact killed 16-year-old Sean Williams. His friend Shay Hollingshead survived, but suffered severe burns and brain damage.

“The most important thing we need to do is seek justice right? The defendant is on trial for felony murder. So what that means is he was in the process of evading arrest, which is a felony and during that felony he committed other acts that were seriously endangering human life, and actually did cause the death of our complainant,” said  Prosecutor Alison Baimbridge.

Chauncey’s suspected accomplice, Jenkins, is testifying against him.

The judge expects to wrap up this trial by next Wednesday.

 

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