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Published August 26, 2011, 09:11 PM

Jurors Hear From Eyewitness in Mahnomen County Shooting Trial

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A woman who witnessed the shooting of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey testified in court on Friday. Amanda Helms lived across Washington Avenue from Thomas Fairbanks.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A woman who witnessed the shooting of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey testified in court on Friday.

Amanda Helms lived across Washington Avenue from Thomas Fairbanks. She is the one who called police after Fairbanks and his friend Daniel Vernier pounded on her door in the early morning hours of February 18, 2009.

She says she watched out her living room door as Dewey ducked from a punch by Vernier. Then she saw the man she later learned was Fairbanks allegedly shoot Dewey.

Fairbanks faces life in prison if convicted.

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