Daughter of killed agent testifies in court
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The daughter of a federal agent killed in a road rage incident may actually help the case of the defendant.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Donald Pettit's daughter, Gabriella, testified during a hearing to overturn the indictment based on the Stand Your Ground law. She was with her father the day he was shot.
A Broward County judge watched the taped testimony from Gabriella on Thursday.
Prosecutor: "Do you remember that day?"
Gabriella Pettit: "Yeah."
Four years ago, her father was driving Gabriella to camp. She said, during the drive, her father became angry because Wonder was switching lanes and had cut him off.
Prosecutor: "Your dad was getting mad at him?"
Prosecutor: "How can you tell?"
Gabriella: "My dad is, really easy to tell when he's getting mad."
Gabriella said Wonder pulled into a Pembroke Pines Post Office, and her father followed Wonder.
Gabriella: "I asked him, 'Do you have to drop off something?' And he said, 'No, I have to talk to this guy.'"
According to the police report, Gabriella told police her father said he wanted to teach the man who cut him off a lesson. In the taped testimony, Gabriella denied that she said that.
Gabriella admitted that her father got out of the vehicle and confronted Wonder. She said she heard her father say, "Who do you think you are?"
Wonder then pulled out his gun and shot Pettit in the head. Wonder claims he did nothing wrong and feared for his life.
The hearing will continue on Friday.
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