Woman at the Center of the NC Bar Brawl Trial Takes Stand

Elizabeth Wicker Gay took the stand in her husband's trial after a judge refused to drop the second-degree murder charge.
2:22 | 06/06/14

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Carolina football player, who pushed a man out of a bar into a moving car. He claims the death was an accident, that he was defending the girlfriend, who is now his wife. And she took the stand on Thursday. Mara schiavocampo has all of the latest. Reporter: Good morning. The prosecution has rested their case. And now, the defense is up. They say the former student athlete did what any boyfriend would do. He was protecting her from an aggressive et and threatening drunk. It's the case of a bar brawl gone bad. Former university of north Carolina football player, Kenan gay, is on trial for second-degree murder, after pushing Robert Kingston to his death into traffic after he allegedly made a pass at his girlfriend. The woman at the center of it all is speaking to jurors for the first time. Saying Kingston harassed and groped her the night of his death. And that gay was simply defending her. The hairs on the back of my neck just stood straight up, she said. Elizabeth gay broke down several times recounting the story. But prosecutors say her tears were for a different reason. You're crying because your husband's on trial for murder, aren't you? Earlier this week, gay's defense team tried to have the second-degree murder charge thrown out. The state has not shomalice. They had to show a depraved state of mind on the part of Keenan. Reporter: But the judge denied the request, leaving the jury to decide if it was all a mistake. Or murder. Oh, my god. I just ran over somebody. Reporter: According to police reports, Kingston's blood alcohol was nearly four-times the legal limit. Witnesses say gay seemed stunned after he pushed Kingston into an oncoming car. But that he also fled the scene and had to be chased down. A blonde, tall guy about 6'3", 6'4", Carolina blue shirt. Reporter: He will take the stand, most likely next week. A former law student, now turned defendant. Gay has pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, his sentence could range from probation to 20 years in prison. Very interesting case here. Mara, thank you. Thank you. Now, to the shocking find

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