Trucker helped NC trooper, says it wasn't enough

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:21 PM

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) -- The trucker who used his rig to force a Florida man accused of killing a North Carolina state trooper to another road says he believes he didn't do enough to help.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Gary Bowes of Pensacola, Fla., testified Friday he called 911 and stayed with Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. the night he was shot.

Bowes testified in the trial of Edwardo Wong Jr. of Ormond Beach, Fla., who's charged with first-degree murder in Blanton's death during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near Canton.

Bowes testified that as Wong pulled away, Bowes pulled his truck onto the shoulder and Wong was forced off an exit ramp to an intersection, where he turned down a dead-end road.

Jurors cried Thursday when they heard a recording of Blanton's screams when he was shot.
 

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