Schenectady County

Key witness on stand in Omari Lee trial

A key prosecution witness testified this morning that he watched as Omari Lee shot Xavier McDaniel t
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A key prosecution witness testified this morning that he watched as Omari Lee shot Xavier McDaniel twice near Jerry Burrell Park last spring.

McDaniel, 21, died in the April 3, 2007 shooting. Lee is on trial for murder in Schenectady County Court.

Allen Blount told the jury that he and Lee tracked McDaniel to the park because they believed McDaniel had stolen drugs, money and weapons from them. But on the stand this morning, Blount said both he and Lee realized soon after that they may have been mistaken in targeting McDaniel.

Blount’s testimony is expected to continue this afternoon.

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