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Witnesses recall drug-fueled night of triple homicide
Hearing » But testimony doesn’t shed light on why three people were shot to death.


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Curtis said she remembers it vividly: The defendant raised the gun and shot Jarman, who was seated beside her on a turquoise chair. He shot Young once, then again when the woman began to scream and flail around. Twice, he shot in the direction of Fotu and Garcia, who had begun to scuffle in the area of the kitchen.

"I feel bad, feel like it was all my fault. I should have called 911, but I was just thinking about my own skin, about getting out of there," Curtis said, crying. "[After the shooting], it was killing me. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t get high enough to get away from it."

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It wasn’t clear in testimony Wednesday when or how Lucero, who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom, was shot.

Fotu didn’t see anyone get shot, he testified. He only heard the sound of gunfire.

Fotu pleaded guilty in October to second-degree felony obstructing justice in the Midvale homicide case for ultimately loaning his truck to Fresques, which allowed him to evade capture until he crashed Fotu’s truck into a car parked near 3700 South and 300 East, though he said he never met Fresques before that night. He will be sentenced later this month.

Fotu agreed to testify as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Curtis, who is serving a year in jail on an unrelated drug charge, was not charged in this case.

The preliminary hearing is expected to last through Friday morning.

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