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The 911 call was just played for the jury. The caller, a
former bouncer for the strip club, tells the operator how Heath is laying on
the ground unconscious and bleeding from his mouth.
The bouncer also took the
witness stand and identified David Nelson's drivers license found on the ground
about 10-15 feet from the victim.
Nelson left the scene and eventually returned
Prosecutors say David Nelson sucker punched Chad Heath outside the Plantation strip club off Highway 108 and that they will prove Nelson had specific intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm and should therefore be convicted of second degree murder.
Heath fell back onto the pavement and never regained consciousness. He died April 1, 2009, several days after being punched.
However, in opening statements defense attorneys suggested Heath's death was a tragic accident and that the state will fall short proving murder.
Theresa Schmidt is in court and will have the latest as it becomes available.
Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of David Nelson charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Chad Heath in 2009.,
Heath was injured in a fight outside a Sulphur nightclub early one Saturday, March 28, 2009. He died several days later.
In 2009, Calcasieu Sheriff's Deputies said Heath was walking into the club as bouncers were handling a disturbance involving Nelson, when Nelson allegedly threw a punch knocking Heath to the concrete floor, causing severe head trauma. The sheriff said Heath was an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time and apparently hit by just one punch.
Nelson was said to be working in the area but returned to Florida where he was arrested and booked for aggravated battery. The charges were upgraded to murder after Heath died.
Nelson was to be tried in February but had to be rescheduled when another trial went longer than expected.
At last word, Nelson remained jailed with bond set at $250,000.