TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - It was a packed courtroom Thursday as a Lafayette man accused of murder took the stand in his trial.
Fifty-two-year-old Kevin Adams is accused of shooting and killing Robbie Rudicle II at Adams' home last October.
Defense attorneys say the two men were both having an intimate relationship with Jennifer Armstead, who they both met while she was a dancer at Filly's Gentlemen's club.
Thursday in court, Adams testified Armstead told him that Rudicle was her brother.
He says he gave Armstead nearly $18,000 to "pay bills" during the five months prior to the shooting.
Adams went on to testify how Rudicle would call and threaten to beat him up. He told the jury Rudicle once threatened him in a Marsh parking lot.
Adams said after the threats Rudicle launched at him, "It made me feel like he was going to live it up and come over and do it."
He also testified Rudicle would share his criminal history when they would hang out.
He says he believed Rudicle was trying to intimidate him, especially, he said, when Rudicle once showed him a tattoo that said, "White Power."
Defense attorneys say the day of the shooting, Rudicle entered Adams' home without permission, demanded money and started a fight with Adams.
After the shooting, Adams says he was "scared as hell about what had just happened. I was numb. I didn't know what to do. I just froze."
Testimony is scheduled to last throughout the rest of the day.
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Several generations gathered Saturday to remember a day that will live in infamy. The day marked 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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