RACINE — A man who claimed to have witnessed the shooting death of his friend nearly two years ago testified for the prosecution Tuesday.
The witness told the jury he was with DeMarcus Anderson, 28, who was shot and killed on Feb. 25, 2020 in the private club of the Sin City Motorcycle Club, 901 S. Memorial Drive.
He alleged Donley Carey, 36, was the person who pulled the trigger. However, the defense was able to cast doubt on his testimony due to inconsistent statements from the witness.
Carey is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. If a jury finds him guilty, he is almost certainly going to spend the rest of his life in prison.
The trial began Monday in Racine Circuit Court. The name of the witness is being withheld to protect his safety.
The Racine Police Department responded to the private club after an anonymous 911 call reported that there was a deceased person inside.
Investigators found Anderson, wrapped in trash bags, in a small bathroom. Later it was determined he had been shot seven times with a .40-caliber firearm. Investigators theorize that someone wrapped the body after the killing and intended to move it later.
During the course of the investigation, RPD investigators issued a warrant for Carey, who was arrested eight days later in Michigan.
The witness told the jury that Anderson was like a brother to him and they had known each other since they were children. They were kin of a sort, as the witness has two children with Anderson’s sister.
Carey, too, was an acquaintance of both men. According to the witness, Carey and Anderson referred to each other by “cousin.”
The witness said he had known Carey for about five years and called him by his street name, Fifty.