Witness: Triple murder part of failed robbery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 20-year-old witness says the murders of three people inside a Providence apartment came during an attempt to rob one of the victims of marijuana and money.

The Providence Journal reports Donovann Hall, who has already pleaded guilty to murder charges, testified Monday against 18-year-old Quandell Husband.

Hall says Husband was among those with shooter Russell Burrell when he killed Michael Martin, Shemeeka Barros, and Damien Colon in July 2012. Three children were in the home at the time but weren’t hurt.

He says Husband used an expletive to say that stuff happens, after Hall complained that nobody was supposed to be shot.

Defense attorney Thomas Briody has said Husband was a mile away at home with his family when the killings occurred.

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