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Man Testifies Against Best Friend For Officer-Targeted Shootings

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - The man sentenced to 15 years behind bars in Delaware for his involvement in a shooting spree targeting police officers' homes, testified against his so-called best friend in court Thursday.

Twenty-one-year-old Orrin Joudrey of Delmar, Md. took the stand and confessed that he and 24-year-old David Watson of Laurel, Del. shot rounds at three different homes with marked police cars in Wicomico and Sussex Counties last December.

Joudrey admitted Thursday's testimony against Watson, whom he called his brother and best friend, was "devastating on all aspects." He said that being a snitch is "worse than being a sex offender."

Back in August, Joudrey was sentenced after accepting a plea agreement for his involvement in the shooting in Sussex County. He was given an immunity agreement that his statements made Thursday would not be used against him in his pending case in Maryland for the shootings in Wicomico County.

According to Joudrey's statements, it was Watson's idea to go on the shooting spree. On the night of December 10, Joudrey says he drove by a police officer's home in Wicomico and witnessed Watson, who was in the back seat, fire three rounds at the residence.  

On December 27, Joudrey says he was the one who pulled the trigger at another officer's home in Wicomico County, but claims Watson was responsible for firing three rounds into officer Cliff Dempsey's home in Laurel, Del. that very same night.

Joudrey appeared to have lost some weight since he was arrested back in January. He made no eye contact with Watson during the trial. Joudrey's mother was present and got pretty emotional at times. As he was being taken away , she whispered to him "I love you with all my heart." Joudrey then blew her a kiss and left the courtroom.

After closing arguments the judge decided to hold jury deliberations until Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Watson faces numerous charges including first degree attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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