A former member of the Mad Cowz street gang went quiet on the witness stand Tuesday and refused to answer questions about a high profile murder case.
Another member of the Mad Cowz has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder after William Moar, 24, of the B-Side street gang was shot dead inside Johnny G’s restaurant on Feb. 15, 2013.
The accused, 18, cannot be named because of his age at the time of the shooting.
As for the witness, who is currently in custody on an unrelated matter, he was called to the stand Tuesday morning to provide details on the hours following the shooting when the accused allegedly told him, he pulled the trigger.
However, he was not cooperative and told court he didn’t care about more jail time if he didn’t testify. Despite being in the same gang, the witness said he didn’t even know the accused and did not recall speaking to homicide investigators just weeks after the fatal shooting.
In a taped police interview later played in court, the same man told investigators the accused pulled him aside inside a house on Agnes Street after showing up in a cab with two other gang members. The man told officers “he said he popped him (the victim) in the head.”
At first, the witness thought the accused punched Moar in the head, but later heard about the killing on the news.
The Crown has argued that the bitter feud between the two gangs came to boiling point after Moar and the accused exchanged heated words inside a downtown club, before the shooting at Johnny G’s.
The trial is expected to continue for another week.