Boulis murder trial extends through weekend
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The key witness who has been on the witness stand for three straight days will continue to provide testimony Saturday as the defense begins to question his credibility.
Dwayne Nicholson returned to the stand Friday as the murder trial for Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis continued with more testimony. "I was afraid after my life, after Gus Boulis," Nicholson said. "I was afraid of the situation before Gus Boulis."
Nicholson, the star witness for the case, said Anthony Ferrari and Anthony Moscatiello tried to hire him to kill Miami Subs founder Boulis 12 years ago. Boulis was shot in Feb. 2001, after a business deal went bad.
Prosecutors said Ferrari and Moscatiello arranged for the murder. Nicholson has been testifying for three days. Friday saw defense attorneys trying to poke holes in his stories.
"Are you sure it was Anthony Moscatiello who told you that?" Defense Attorney Christopher Grillo asked Nicholson during questioning.
"I am positive, sir," Nicholson responded.
Defense attorneys went as far as bringing out a courtroom easel to illustrate the number of times Nicholson has changed his story over the years.
Defense attorney Dave Bogenschutz this time questioned him. "You said that Mr. Moscatiello didn't turn around and say anything to you at all?" he asked.
"That entire statement is wrong, sir," Nicholson replied.
"The entire statement is wrong?"
As frustration began to grow, so did the jury's frustration, as they told the judge that they were unhappy with the food they were being served, a complaint Judge Ilona Holmes met with strict force. "If you are upset or angry at anyone, hold it against me," Holmes said. "Not my deputies, not the attorneys here and certainly not Mr. Ferrari or Mr. Moscatiello. Hold it against me."
Court will be held again on Saturday.
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