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DALLAS TX June 9 2012 - It was an emotional first day in court for the trial of a man accused of killing a bank security guard.
Prosecutors said Courtland King terrorized customers while robbing a Bank of America in Oak Cliff last August.
There was tearful testimony from bank teller Lucy Shifflet.
The jury watched as she described how she called for help while she watched King fight with security guard Lionel Newell and take the gun out of his holster.
The 911 call picked up the shots as they were fired.
“He shot the security guard. He already shot him,” Shifflet told the operator.
Newell’s common law wife also took the stand.
“I couldn’t do nothing but scream. Screamed so hard, I screamed so hard that day,” Jannett Gray said.
King has pleaded not guilty.
A conviction would mean an automatic life sentence with no parole.