Fontenot takes stand in second-degree murder trial - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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David Dice Fontenot. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) David Dice Fontenot. (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

David Dice Fontenot, on trial on charges of second-degree and attempted second-degree murder, has taken the stand in his defense.

Fontenot is accused of fatally shooting Stephin Bergeron in 2011.

Under cross examination Fontenot claimed he was at home when the shooting occurred and that numerous witnesses have lied in their testimony.

Fontenot told the prosecution that he's in jail for a crime he did not commit.

The state and defense have both rested and closing arguments are expected to start around 3:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, jurors viewed security footage from the night Bergeron was shot. The video was taken by a business located on La. 27 in Sulphur, near where Bergeron died.

The video showed two trucks passing by and a flash of light -- presumably gunfire -- coming from one of them.

Chance Bourgeois, who was walking along La. 27 with Bergeron, was not injured in the shooting.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Fontenot will spend life in prison.

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