Shangraw was shot as he made a move to the kitchen from the living room, Wilder said. Upton was fired upon as he reached into his back pocket to get his wallet, she said. Strunk said the tall man with the rifle shot Upton, but neither women could identify who fired on Upton.
"They got scared and just started shooting," Wilder testified.
Strunk said, "Bo was getting into his back pocket. I don't know if that made them nervous or not. There was one shot, then they cut loose and it was over."
Both Strunk and Wilder said they were grazed by bullets in their shoulder areas but the wounds were minor.
After the shooting finished and the intruders fled, Wilder said she went to Upton, who was alive but could not talk. Strunk said that Shangraw rose up, told her to call 911 and then "started gurgling." Shangraw died later while being transported to the hospital.
Campbell, who was 16 when the shootings occurred, is the first of five defendants from Richmond to face trial in Lincoln Circuit Court before Judge Jeffrey Burdette. Now 23, Campbell faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without a parole hearing for 25 years if convicted.
Deonte Simmons, Charles E. Smith and Neccolus Mundy are also charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and robbery, and are scheduled for trial in July. They could face the death penalty if convicted because they were adults when the murders were committed.
A fifth defendant, Matthew Tolson, has already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in exchange for a recommended prison sentence of 20 years. He took the stand Wednesday to testify against Campbell as part of his plea deal with prosecutors.
Under questioning by Montgomery, Tolson provided a slightly different and more detailed account of the shootings than Wilder or Strunk. Only three men entered the trailer, not four as the women testified, Tolson said.
Drugs and money were motive
Tolson, who was 17 at the time, said all five defendants were associated with the Crips gang in Richmond and planned to go to Shangraw's trailer that night to rob him of cocaine. They rented a car and stopped at a gas station on the way to buy blue bandannas, he said. They were all "drinking, smoking weed and sniffing powder" on the way, Tolson said.
Mundy was the leader of group and gave the orders that night, Tolson said. Mundy supplied the guns and gave a rifle to Campbell and handguns to Simmons and Tolson when they arrived at the trailer, and told them to "go in there and get the cocaine," Tolson testified.
Once inside, Campbell approached Shangraw, who was sitting in a recliner, and told him he wanted the drugs and money. After Shangraw said he didn't have any, Campbell began to beat him about the head with the butt of his rifle, Tolson said.
"He pistol-whipped him with the rifle, the butt of the rifle," Tolson testified.
Shangraw then said that the drugs were behind a porch door, but Tolson checked and found nothing. Campbell then began beating Shangraw again and a shot from the rifle discharged into the ceiling, Tolson said.
"A shot goes off and I run out to the car. (Mundy) asks where's the stuff and I told him he ain't got nothing and he says get back in there," Tolson said.
He returned to find Campbell and Shangraw struggling over the rifle. When Shangraw attempted to move toward the kitchen, Campbell shot him in the back, Tolson testified.
Then all hell broke loose. Simmons began firing at the couch where Upton, Wilder and Strunk were seated. Tolson said he fled the trailer again, fired two or three shots into the floor as he left. Outside, he heard more shots, including some from the rifle Campbell was carrying, Tolson said.