He admitted to selling Davon Lymon a gun for $360 with almost no questions asked.
That testimony from an Edgewood man became one of the key moments in Davon Lymon’s murder trial Wednesday, the sixth day of testimony in the case.
Prosecutors presented evidence Wednesday suggesting that Lymon bought from an online listing, then used that gun less than three weeks later to kill Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster.
In his testimony Wednesday, Terrell Milford said he sold his 40-caliber Taurus-brand handgun through a website called “Arms List.”
Prosecutors questioned Milford about why he sold the weapon.
“I had heard through some friends that Taurus was coming down with a recall in all their subcompact (guns),” said Milford.
When prosecutors asked what the reason was for the recall, Milford responded, “something about if you dropped it, that it would fire off, there were several, I guess, where this happened.”
Milford says he chose to sell the gun in late September 2015. Milford told the jury he received a call about the gun listing from a man who didn’t give his name.
Milford testified that he met the man on a Sunday night, October 4, 2015, around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of a Wienerschnitzel at Juan Tabo and Central Avenue.
While Milford said he had the man fill out a bill of sale, he wasn’t able to obtain any identification for the man.
The lack of ID didn’t stop the sale, though.
The gun buyer was later identified as Lymon by police investigators. Before Officer Daniel Webster was killed, Lymon was already a convicted killer. As a convicted felon, he wouldn’t be allowed to buy a gun.
In court Wednesday, prosecutors presented a “bill of sale” as evidence of the gun buy. Milford says he had Lymon fill out his information on the bill of sale.
However, the name “DeMarkus Martinez” was written on the bill of sale.
Defense attorneys questioned Milford about the sale.
“Did you think when this individual wouldn’t give you an I.D., whoa, I better not sell this gun to somebody I can’t confirm their identification?” asked Tom Clark, defense attorney for Davon Lymon.
“It didn’t occur because the end of the transaction happened very quickly, and no, I didn’t think that,” said Milford.
“You wanted to get rid of the gun and he had cash?” Clark asked.
“I didn’t think that either,” said Milford.
“You wanted to sell the gun, and this man who you were talking about had cash?” Clark responded.
“Correct,” said Milford.
Milford says he made roughly a $40 profit on the gun sale.
While Milford pointed out Lymon in the courtroom Wednesday as the person he sold the gun to, the defense argued that Milford’s original description of Lymon had him with a different skin color and curly hair.
The prosecution spent much of the day introducing loads of physical evidence into the case, including the motorcycle helmet Lymon was wearing on the stolen motorcycle before he shot Officer Webster.
At many points throughout cross-examination, Lymon’s defense tried to highlight how evidence from the scene was preserved.
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