Testimony continues in trial of man accused in Dunkin' Donuts mu - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

Testimony continues in trial of man accused in Dunkin' Donuts murders

Posted: Updated:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Testimony continued Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of opening fire and killing two people at a South Florida Dunkin' Donuts, back in 2008.

Twenty-four-year-old James Herard has already been convicted and sentenced to nine life terms behind bars. He is on trial once again for the murders of Eric Jean-Pierre and Kiem Huynh during two separate robberies at a Tamarac Dunkin' Donuts on Thanksgiving night in 2008. He could face the death penalty.

On Tuesday, two men who were shot during the string of crimes gave testimony. "I looked at him, and he looked at me with eye contact, and he shot me twice in the chest," said Henry Bornstein, one victim who can no longer use his legs.

Prosecutors say Herard and three others stormed the Dunkin Donuts with shot guns and robbed the store, shooting four people, killing two of them.

"The next thing I saw was the flash from the barrel of the gun. I heard an explosion," said Paul Baretta, one victim who was left blind after being shot during the incident.

The prosecution also played Herard's chilling six-hour taped confession. Jurors heard about 30 minutes of the taped confession. Jurors are expected to continue with the video confession first thing Wednesday morning.

Herard is on trial for a total of 21 counts, including two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, attempted murder and other charges.

Herard is notorious for his courtroom outbursts. He once barked like a dog in front of a judge. During the testimony, Herard was surrounded by deputies armed with stun guns.

Prosecutors have said that they will seek the death penalty in this case.

Powered by WorldNow

Sunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141

Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSVN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.