Key witness testifies against accused cop killer

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by Jayson Chesler

Video report by Mike Watkiss

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 6:43 PM

PHOENIX -- Witness Patsy Jones said she saw and heard accused cop killer Bryan Wayne Hulsey pull out a gun and shoot first in the gun battle that killed Glendale police officer Anthony Holly in 2007.

Jones was one of two women inside of the silver Kia that Hulsey was driving when Holly pulled him over for speeding 7 years ago. Holly lost his life after being shot in the face during what was expected to be a routine traffic stop.

Jones also admitted to smoking methamphetamine with Hulsey and another woman in the hours before the traffic stop, in addition to her eye-witness testimony of the shooting itself.

"He [Hulsey] pulled out a big gun," said Jones during the prosecution's questioning. "And then the first shot was fired."

Jones said she heard the first gunshot and saw it come from the gun Hulsey was holding. Jones said she was scared the other police officer at the scene was going to shoot her when she saw that Holly had been shot.

Hulsey's defense attorney is arguing that it was that other officer, David Goitia, who fatally shot Hulsey in a case of friendly fire. The defense is also arguing against contradictions Jones has made about what occurred over the past 7 years, in addition to questioning her credibility based on her drug use.

Goitia was the next witness called by the prosecution. He took the witness stand in the late afternoon and is expected to remain on the witness stand for much of Wednesday.

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