On Friday morning, the trial began with opening statements in which Shaw's attorney told the jury that the deadly stabbing was done in self-defense, telling the jury, "He was attacked in the dark, by a stranger...and he feared for his life."
2/ Def. atty Jose Baez claims case self-defense, tells jury, "He was attacked in the dark, by a stranger..and he feared for his life." @KSLApic.twitter.com/ENx91HBi5w
Prosecutors called Airman Alex Cherrier to the stand who recorded a brief video of the fight that only showed people's backs. Under cross-examination, Baez tried to paint Cherrier as unreliable and just trying to cover for fellow airmen and admitted saying to police, "This is how it always ends when we go to a bar."