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New Testimony In Day 2 Of Brandon Daniel Murder Trial

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 12:14 PM CST

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On Wednesday more emotional testimony is expected in the trial of Brandon Daniel, who is accused of killing senior APD officer Jaime Padron.

When the trial gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesday, emergency workers called to the North Austin Wal-Mart that deadly night in April 2012 are expected to take the stand.

On day one, jurors heard emotional testimony describing the night Sr. Ofc. Padron was killed, with prosecutors showing surveillance video from inside the store where images showed the defendant Brandon Daniel staggering up and down aisles and dropping items. Later the video shows Sr. Ofc. Padron tackling Daniel as he appears to make a run for the exit. That’s when the deadly chain of events unfolded. Padron’s family was absent from the courtroom when that video was shown. But perhaps the most gripping testimony of day one came from the store’s manager, who described bullets flying past his ears.

“The first one went off, didn't hear anything,” said Archie Jordy, the assistant manager at Wal-Mart. “The second went off we felt something come between us and that's when we saw the blood around the neck (of Ofc. Padron) It went off a third time, it shot into the ceiling beam, and I pushed (Daniel’s) hand down to the floor, trying to step on it, hold on to it, and pull the gun out of it.”

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New Testimony In Day 2 Of Brandon Daniel Murder Trial

Fallen Austin Officers

Amy Donovan

Amy Donovan, 37, Oct. 31, 2004
Officer Donovan was chasing a suspect on foot in East Austin. Her partner put the patrol car in reverse and tried to block the man's escape route. During the chase, the patrol car struck Donovan and pinned her next to a utility pole. Donovan had been a police officer for five months. She was survived by a husband and four children.

Clinton Hunter

Clinton Hunter, 22, Nov. 29, 2001
Officer Hunter was on the I-35 access road near Onion Creek waiting to deploy a stinger, a device used to puncture and flatten tires, to stop car during a chase. The car hit and killed Hunter. He had been an officer for 14 months. Hunter is survived by a wife and two children.

Drew Alan Bolin

Drew Alan Bolin, 25, June 2, 1995
Officer Bolin was directing traffic at an accident site on I-35 when a drunk driver hit and killed him. Bolin had been an officer for five months. He was survived by his parents and fiancee.

Robert Martinez Jr.

Robert Martinez Jr., 26, February 25, 1989
Officer Robert Martinez Jr. died when his patrol car struck a tree. Martinez, who was en route to assist another officer, swerved to avoid a pick up truck that had pulled into his path.

Lee Smith

Lee Smith, 28, December 15, 1979
Officer Smith was chasing a suspect on MoPac when he lost control of his motorcycle. He died from his injuries several months later.

Ralph A. Ablanedo

Ralph A. Ablanedo, 26, May 18, 1978
Officer Ablanedo was shot to death during a traffic stop. The passenger in the car, David Lee Powell, had a warrant for his arrest. He shot Ablanedo with an AK-47. Powell was executed for the murder in 2010.

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