Tyson is accused of killing Cecil James of Concord between May 9 and 10, 2009 by allegedly hitting him on the head with a piece of wood.
Tyson pleaded not guilty to that charge.
According to the testimony of the prosecution’s first witness Nasha Daniel, Tyson went to James’ home and attacked him while he lay on his bed.
Daniel said she witnessed the alleged incident, as she had been in a nearby house when it took place.
She told the court that she saw the accused hit James while he lay in bed.
According to her, after hitting the deceased, Tyson allegedly proceeded to take his (the deceased) wallet and other items.
She told the court she saw him hit James three times over the head and noted that the deceased did not move or make a sound when he did so.
She further stated that following this, Tyson took the keys to James’ jeep and then they both drove away.
He later crashed and abandoned it, she said.
Daniel said that she was afraid to run as Tyson had a loaded gun during that time.
“I told him why he did that for. He didn’t tell me anything,” she told the court.
According to the witness, when she later confronted Tyson “He tell me I looking like a person that could sell him out. I didn’t answer,” she told the court.
A few days after, Daniel and the accused were near the Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory when he spotted the police and began to run.
According to the witness police fired gun shots at him.
Tyson was later apprehended.
Daniel’s testimony is set to continue on Tuesday morning when the case resumes.
Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks is presiding over the matter while Wayne Norde represents the accused.
Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina is representing the state