Day Two of Edward Winder murder trial

Day two of Edward Winder's murder trial's happened Tuesday in Wicomico County. 

The 24-year-old is the second of seven charged, to go to trial for the alleged brutal stabbing and beating of Tavin Molock back in July of 2017. 

Edward Winder faces first degree felony murder along with other charges. 

On July 30, 2017, Molock was allegedly jumped by a group of men and two women who punched him, kicked him, beat him with a prosthetic leg, and then finally stabbed him and left him to die on a front lawn on Bethel Street. 

The state alleges Edward Winder was among the group of people that jumped him.

In court Tuesday, the state called several witnesses to the stand including co-defendant Brandon Yarns, but the most notable person to take the stand was Edward Winder himself.

Winder testified that he did play a small role in the incident but only to help his aunt, co-defendant Brandi Upshur, get her money back that Molock allegedly stole. 
   
Winder says he genuinely cared about the victim and referred to Molock as his uncle on the stand.

On Wednesday, Winder will finish his testimony and the state will get the chance to cross examine. 

Last week, Hammond Taylor was found innocent by a jury in connection to the same crime. He had been charged with first degree felony murder, the same charge as Winder.

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