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“What are you going to do, shoot me?” were the victim’s last words, witness testifies

Margaret Stockstill faces murder charges from the shooting death of a Folsom, La., the man, authorities say.

(St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Witness Kristin Copeland said that she remembered her fiancé’s last words before the murder suspect Margaret Stockstill allegedly pulled the trigger.

“He said,” Oh yeah, what are you going to do, shoot me?’ And they shot him,” Copeland said.

“He said,” Oh yeah, what are you going to do, shoot me?’ And they shot him.”

– Kristin Copeland, a witness in the murder trial

A video of her statement to researchers in St. Tammany Parish, La., was played in court Tuesday during Stockstill’s trial in connection with the April 2017 shooting death of Cody Bank, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

“What are you going to do, shoot me?’ murder victim says: testimony https://t.co/4kaJ9b7LJT

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According to the newspaper:

The three had been drinking that night and what was crazy.

Copeland testified that she had gotten angry Couch because he went to the pool to play with one of his friends. She said that she consumed a half a bottle of tequila,” then fire some of her deceased mothers clothes, and texted a photo of the blaze in the Bank, says the clothes.

When the Bank back to their Folsom, La., he got a quarrel with Copeland and her friend, Stockstill.

“Everyone was pushing everyone,” Copeland said. “It was a drunken argument that got out of hand.”

“Everyone was pushing everyone. It was a drunken argument that got out of hand.”

– Kristin Copeland, a witness in the murder trial

Copeland said she and Stockstill tried to get Bank to leave the house. That is when Stockstill allegedly picked up a .22-caliber pistol and pointing it at the Bank.

After the shot, Copeland said she tried to put pressure on the wound, while Stockstill 911. Bank was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Bank was angry, but Copeland testified that she “never in danger.” Stockstill’s lawyer, however, said that his client feared for her life and shot in self-defense after roughened by the Bank.

The test is continued. It was supposed to have started last November, but was postponed because the witness Copeland was arrested in October for allegedly stabbing a man multiple times in a very different case, the Times-Picayune reported.

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