Defense attorney Mike Arnett, in his opening statement, said there is no physical evidence placing his client at the crime scene.
“While the evidence proves that a crime was committed, Rayvon Johnson was not there shooting or committing crimes,” Arnett said.
A neighbor told jurors he heard gunshots the day of the killing and saw a man dressed in a black hoodie running from the direction of Shirley's house and looking over his shoulder. The man jumped into an empty silver Jeep Cherokee and drove off, the witness said.
Neither the neighbor nor any of Shirley's friends at the barbecue who testified Tuesday could identify a shooter.